2013-2014 Coach Profiles - Ohlone College Renegades Men's Basketball

John Peterson, Head Coach

  • Coach John Peterson.All-time leader in school history in wins, win percentage, conference titles and playoff appearances.
  • Five-time Coast Conference North Coach of the Year.
  • Just completed his 13th season at Ohlone, Coach Peterson has a record of 266-119 (70%). Became the all-time leader in wins in school history in 2010-2011.
  • Led the Renegades to the first five conference championships in school history. The year prior to his arrival, Ohlone won only one league game.
  • His teams have won20+games in ten of his 13 seasons at Ohlone.
  • Spent three years at NCAA Division II Metro State College in Denver. Metro went 87-15, won a National Championship, was National Runner-up, and won three league titles. He worked for two-time NABC National Coach of the Year and former Charlotte Bobcat head coach Mike Dunlap.
  • Spent five years at NCAA Division I University of San Francisco, working for both Phil Mathews and Jim Brovelli.
  • In 21years of college coaching, he has been part of 20 winning seasons.
  • Married to Susan and has two children, Benjamin (12) and Jordan (9).

Renegades Basketball: The John Peterson Era

  • 2012-2013 21-9 Allowed 58 points per game, finished third in the league, ranked in Top 10 all year, lost in Sweet 16.
  • 2011-2012 15-12 Finished 2nd in toughest league in the state. Were the 6th seed in state playoffs.
  • 2010-2011 16-12 Finished 4th in toughest league in the state. Ranked 18th in final state poll.
  • 2009-2010 24-5 Won conference title. Reached the “Elite 8”. Were the #1 seed in the north, ranked #1 in the state.
  • 2008-2009 25-9 Won conference title. Reached the sweet sixteen. Allowed 59 points per game (2nd, in the state).
  • 2007-2008 20-11 Reached the sweet sixteen.
  • 2006-2007 28-4 Reached the “Elite 8” state tournament for the first time. Most wins in a season in school history. Also won conference title. Ranked as high as #1 in the state. Five players were named to All Coast Conference team.
  • 2005-2006 21-12 Ranked in the Top 20 in the state and Top 10 in Northern California. Ranked 3rd in the state in defense and made it to State playoffs.
  • 2004-2005 13-13 Rebuilding year after losing a Div. I backcourt tandem.
  • 2003-2004 24-3 Second consecutive league title. Best win percentage in school history. Allowed 60.9 points per game (3rd in the state).
  • 2002-2003 25-10 First league title in program history. Most wins in school history. First Sweet Sixteen appearance in school history. Allowed 62.5 points per game (4th in the state).
  • 2001-2002 22-10 Second consecutive 20-win season (first time in school history). Allowed 58.8 points per game (2nd in the state).
  • 2000-2001 23-9 First 20-win season since 1985. First play-off win since 1985. Allowed 64.4 points per game (4th in the state).

Photo credit: Donald Jedlovec Photography.

Justin Carter, Assistant Coach

Justin Carter just completed his 5th season at Ohlone College and 10th at the college level. Carter graduated from Chico State in 2000 with a degree in Recreation Administration in 2000, and continued on for a Masters in Kinesiology in 2006. He spent two years at Holy Names University, where his team won 20 games each season and had six all-league selections. Prior to coming to Ohlone, he spent three years at Chico State University, a member of the CCAA, one of the best Division 2 leagues. While at Chico, his team made one post-season appearance and had three all-league selections.

Pete Morales. Assistant Coach

Pete Morales just completed his 2nd season as a part-time assistant at Ohlone. Morales played ball at San Lorenzo High School, which he later coached at for six years, and moved onto play at Cal State Hayward. Prior to Ohlone, he worked at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland for 11 years. During his last four years, he was the head coach, and led the team to three HAAL league titles, two NCS championships, and a Nor Cal championship allowing his team to advance to the state championship.

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