CIBA/IndyPL Speaker Series with Dean Peterson
Wed, January 18, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Dean Peterson, Marian University Cycling Head Coach •Arguably one of the most successful coaches in the country in any sport, Dean Peterson enters his 10th season at the helm of the most successful program in collegiate cycling history. •In addition to his duties as head cycling coach, Peterson is also the director of the Indy Cycloplex where he leads a small staff and community volunteers dedicated to advancing the mission of cycling in central Indiana. •Peterson brings 33 years of bicycle racing experience and 27 years of teaching experience to Marian University and the Indy Cycloplex. He has coached, trained or raced in Europe, Africa and Cuba. He is a USA Cycling Level 2 coach and a three-time national champion. • During his tenure, he has undertaken a strategic shift in the program to advance MU cycling from its track cycling roots to a five-discipline focused program that excels within the team concept. •Peterson leads the team with a school-first philosophy, reminding student-athletes that they are students first and that being a responsible citizen and community member is just as important as being a top-notch cyclist. It is this philosophy which serves as the cornerstone for the cycling team’s three straight (2013, 2014, 2015) USA Cycling Club of the Year awards, which evaluates not only on-bike performance, but team GPA, retention, post-graduation success, and community engagement. •The Knights, under Peterson's tutelage, have won the last three USA Cycling Collegiate Overall Team Omnium titles as the most prolific program in the country, the Knights won four national championships in the five disciplines with a runner-up finish in the fifth •In 2015-16, the Knights have won their tenth straight D1 collegiate track cycling title, fifth straight CX title. •After arriving at MU and maintaining the success on the track (MU had won eight previous titles), Peterson first built the dynasty that is the road program. He has been quoted as saying the road competition is the "crown jewel" event that most people know the most about. He moved to the off-road disciplines and had immediate success that has maintained.
Have a cold beer later at Two Deep Brewing Company, 714 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204