Charleston, W.Va. – The University of Charleston Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Bren Stevens, announced the hiring of Dean Peterson as head coach of the baseball program today, July 14th. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher will be taking over at the helm of the Golden Eagle program that is coming off a 43-12 record in 2023.
“It is a true privilege to announce Dean Peterson as the next head baseball coach for the University of Charleston,” said Stevens. “Dean’s playing experience at the professional level, along with his work experience as an officer with the Secret Service and his leadership as a Pastor, simply makes him an incredible hire. It is my expectation that Coach Peterson will emphasize the importance of having an inclusive platform in which everyone feels valued and appreciated as part of the squad’s ethos. Dean is incredibly talented as it pertains to teaching and refining skills, but more impressively, is how he has embraced the process of developing the entire student-athlete, which includes areas such as emotional intelligence, academic success, service to others, and program integrity. Under Dean’s leadership, I would expect our baseball team to continue to enjoy success at the regional and national levels.”