Coach of the Year: Chad Peters

Coach of the Year: Chad Peters

By Ariana Perez Posted June 9, 2022

This year’s 2021-2022 coach of the year is Chad Peters.

Peters has been recognized for all the hard work he has done over the past 27 years of being a part of the sports program, as the boy’s golf coach, boy’s basketball coach, and as well as an athletic director in the past.

Peters first knew he wanted to start coaching for schools when he played for Vince Mendiola in the 1992 championship game.

“I also was allowed to help with the scouting reports for my Napa Valley basketball team that I played on in college and I learned a lot from my coach there as well,” said Peters.

While attending UNR in 1993 these experiences led Peters to start coaching at McQueen High School.

One thing Peters will miss about coaching is the development of building a great team.

“The journey a team makes throughout the four months we would spend together is priceless in my eyes, and that is what I will miss the most,” said Peters.

Former player Ismael Magaña expressed how Peters impacted his life.

“Chad Peters was a huge impact on my sports life for the longest,” said Magaña. “But then came high school and he impacted more than just sports, he showed us how to be grown and taught us life lessons, he was like another father at some points.”

Many student-athletes saw Peters as someone you could go to if you ever needed anything.

Not only do former players have good things to say about the impact Peters had, but Vice Principal Tim Connors also expressed the influence Peters had on the school.

“Coach Peters was very successful on the court with 300 wins and two state championships, but more importantly are the lives he’s touched,” said Connors. “Each year I’ve been fortunate to hear the stories from young men who are now very successful describe the positive impact coach Peters had on them.”

As Peters moves on to new things he will never forget who he is.

“I will always be a Buckaroo,” said Peters. “GO BUCKS!!!.”