Michael Peck named head coach of Idaho Stampede
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The Idaho Stampede announced Tuesday that Michael Peck has been named the ninth head basketball coach in Idaho Stampede history.. The 17-year coaching veteran is expected to be introduced early next week.
"This is a great opportunity with a wonderful organization," Peck said. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity ahead of me."
According to the team, Peck had been the head basketball coach of the Findlay College Prep Program at the Henderson International School in Henderson, Nev., just outside of Las Vegas, the past five seasons.
"Michael Peck will be a great fit for the Stampede and the Trail Blazers," said Trail Blazers Assistant General Manager Bill Branch. "He brings a work ethic and experience that will benefit the Stampede and the continued development of our players."
After his time as a student, Peck coached the Men's basketball team as an assistant at Saginaw Valley State from 1998-2003, before becoming the video coordinator at UNLV from 2003-06, working under coaches Lon Kruger and Charlie Spoonhour.
"We are excited that Portland has picked the right fit to improve the product on the floor," said Stampede President and General Manager Steve Brandes. "The combination of his player development skill set and understanding of business development and the community will be a huge asset to our franchise."
In addition to Peck's introduction, the Stampede will unveil their new logo at the event early next week.
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