Assistant Coach Andre Peterson returns to MVCC for his fifth season and following three successful seasons as an assistant coach with the Utica College Pioneers. His responsibilities at MVCC will be working with the post players, raising their performance several levels as he did with Utica College.
Prior to coming to UC, Peterson coached a year as the junior varsity and assistant varsity coach for Potsdam High School, which reached the Final Four in the New York State playoffs. While with UC, the Pioneers won the Empire 8 Conference and qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Peterson was a four-year starter for SUNY Potsdam where he finished his playing career as the fourth all-time scorer with over 1,500 points at the college and second all-time for the SUNY Athletic Conference. He was also fourth all-time in rebounding for the SUNY AC which earned him First-Team All SUNY AC three consecutive years and Second Team All-Eastern Region for Division III colleges in the NCAA. In July 2010, Patterson was inducted into the SUNY Potsdam Hall of Fame.
He is also a graduate of Monticello High School where he finished second all-time in scoring and rebounding with 1,200 points and 900 rebounds.