A veteran basketball coach with 34 years experience, Pete Strickland thrives on turning disparate collections of individuals into high performance teams. He has mastered the ability to connect through demonstrations, anecdotes, and lessons, landing important messages with an apt and memorable quote.
Pete’s career has spanned the professional, collegiate and high school basketball ranks. He cut his teeth as a professional European basketball player/coach, later returning to coach NCAA Division I basketball for 25 years and in the high school ranks for another five. Pete held coaching positions at NYU, Virginia Military Institute, Old Dominion, Dayton, Coastal Carolina, North Carolina State and The George Washington University.
Once named conference NCAA Division I Coach of the Year, Pete had a significant hand in recruiting and developing stellar NCAA Tournament teams. His teams were characterized for excelling off the court as well. Pete counts among his victories having mentored, tutored and served as an extraordinary model to countless student athletes, their families, friends and associates.