John Peckinpaugh has a wealth of coaching experience. He most recently served as head coach at Indiana Tech for three seasons.
Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach at Purdue Fort Wayne and Wheeling Jesuit University. Now, he is taking over the head boys’ basketball job at Noblesville High School.
Early Life and Education
As a player, john peckinpaugh was a staple of the Muncie Central High School program that went all-out to claim three North Central Conference championships and two state runner-ups. He carved out a solid collegiate career at Purdue Fort Wayne (now known as Purdue University) where he played in 108 games, starting 61 of them and making his mark with a number of big time NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the round of 16 that he helped to turn around.
As a coach, Peckinpaugh is no slouch. He was the head coach at Indiana Tech for three years (2013-17), where he turned a 10 win team into a 20 win unit with a slew of accolades and nods in the coaching hierarchy including the 2015-16 WHAC Coach of the Year award.
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A former Mastodon basketball player, Peckinpaugh served as an assistant coach at Purdue Fort Wayne for three seasons from 2013 to 2018. He spent the previous two years at Indiana Tech as head coach and guided the Warriors to a 54-40 record and a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference title in 2015-16.
Achievements and Honors
John Peckinpaugh has been coaching collegiate basketball for a while now. He spent three seasons as the head coach of NAIA Division II Indiana Tech, which he led to an impressive 20 wins in his third season and an at-large berth in the NAIA national tournament. He also earned a spot in the WHAC hall of fame for his achievements.
Peckinpaugh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Indiana University Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW). As a high school basketball player, he helped Muncie Central put together a storied three-year run that included two state runner-up finishes and three North Central Conference championships. He honed his coaching skills as a graduate assistant for IPFW under Dane Fife and Tony Jasick. The Mastodons have tapped him to lead their program into the future.
Peckinpaugh has a knack for drawing out the best in players. That trait was forged in his playing days at Muncie Central, where he helped the Bearcats win three North Central Conference titles and two state runner-up finishes.
He also honed it while serving as head coach at Indiana Tech, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school in Fort Wayne. The Warriors had back-to-back 20-win seasons under his helm and earned a spot in the NAIA National Tournament.
He has now landed in the heart of the Hoosier State to take over the boys program at Noblesville High School. While the decision to leave a position at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia was not a conscious one, it made perfect sense for him and his family.
Janet Peckinpaugh is a well-known television anchor, reporter, business owner, and two-time political candidate. She was born in Muncie, Indiana and is now based in Canton, Ohio.
She has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2022. Her wealth comes from a variety of sources, including her work as a TV anchor and reporter.
She has been married to Elliot Gerson since 1987 and they have a son named Alex. She also owns a real estate agency in Essex, Connecticut.