Coach Peterson has been in the fitness industry for 45 years as a personal fitness trainer. In addition, for the last 116 of those 42 years, he has trained young athletes of all ages. He has a bachelors degree in Behavioral Science and a Masters degree in Psychology with emphasis in team dynamics, peak performance, and communication. He currently has a daughter who competed in cheer and track at WHS and a son who was a two-sport athlete at WHS who now both attend San Diego State University. He was a wrestler in high school, a boxer in the police athletic league, and pursued martial arts in multiple disciplines. He has also competed as a body builder and has won multiple championships.