Randy Peele

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Randy Peele
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Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Assistant coach
Team Tennessee State
Biographical details
Born (1957-06-12) June 12, 1957 (age 60)
Norfolk, Virginia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1985 Saint Michael's (asst.)
1985–1988 Tennessee-Martin (asst.)
1988–1991 Campbell (asst.)
1991–1995 UNC Greensboro (asst.)
1995–1999 UNC Greensboro
1999–2002 Virginia Tech (asst.)
2003–2007 Winthrop (asst.)
2007–2012 Winthrop
2013–2014 Georgia Southern (asst.)
2014–present Tennessee State (asst.)
Accomplishments and honors
Big South Tournament Championship (1996)
Big South Regular Season Championship (1996)
Big South Tournament Championship (2008)
Big South Tournament Championship (2010)

Randy Peele (born June 12, 1957) is a men's basketball coach that was most recently the head men's basketball coach at Winthrop University. He took over the position vacated by Gregg Marshall in 2007. Peele previously held the same position at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently he is an assistant coach at Tennessee State University.[1]

Peele graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College in 1980 with a degree in secondary education. In 1983, he began his coaching career when he accepted an assistant's job at Saint Michael's College in Vermont. After two years in Vermont, Peele spent three years as an assistant with the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, and another three years with the Campbell Fighting Camels.

In 1991, Peele accepted an assistant's job at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After four years with the Spartans, Peele was promoted to replace former head coach Mike Dement, who had left to take over the men's basketball program at SMU.

In Peele's first season, only the second year in which UNC-Greensboro was eligible for Division I postseason competition, the Spartans won the Big South Conference regular season and tournament championships. In the NCAA tournament, UNC-Greensboro were the 15th seed in the Southeast region, and fell in the first round to the Cincinnati Bearcats.

After 1996, however, Peele had little success with the Spartans. UNC-Greensboro followed up their Big South championship with a 10-20 regular season, and then left the Big South in 1997 to join the Southern Conference.[2] The Spartans finished at or near the bottom of their division in both of their first two seasons in the SoCon, and after four years in Greensboro, Peele left the Spartans and took an assistant's job with the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Peele spent three seasons under Ricky Stokes in Blacksburg before leaving and spending a season away from coaching. In 2003, he resurfaced in the coaching world, this time as an assistant to Gregg Marshall at Winthrop University. In four seasons at Winthrop, the Eagles won three straight Big South titles, culminating in 2007 with a first-round upset of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the NCAA Tournament.

Following the 2007 season, Marshall left Winthrop to take the vacant head coaching position at Wichita State University. Winthrop's administration wasted little time, and quickly promoted Peele to take over for Marshall.[3]

Peele continued Marshall's tradition of success, winning the 2008 and 2010 Big South Conference Tournaments.

However, after a 12-20 season in 2012, Randy Peele was relieved of his coaching duties at Winthrop University on March 5, 2012.[4]

Peele joined Coach Mark Byington at Georgia Southern University for the 2013-2014 season[5] before leaving to be the associate head coach at Tennessee State University beginning in the 2014-2015 season.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall

UNC Greensboro (Big South Conference) (1995–1997)
1995–96 UNC Greensboro 20–10 11–3 1st NCAA 1st Round
1996–97 UNC Greensboro 10–20 6–8 T–5th
UNC Greensboro (Southern Conference) (1997–1999)
1997–98 UNC Greensboro 9–19 6–9 T–4th (North)
1998–99 UNC Greensboro 7–20 5–11 5th (North)
UNC Greensboro: 46–69 28–31
Winthrop (Big South Conference) (2007–present)
2007–08 Winthrop 22–12 10–4 T–1st NCAA 1st Round
2008–09 Winthrop 11–19 9–9 T–5th
2009–10 Winthrop 19–14 12–6 3rd NCAA Opening Round
2010–11 Winthrop 13–17 9–9 T–5th
2011–12 Winthrop 12–20 8–10 T–6th
Winthrop: 77–81 48–38
Total: 123-150

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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