Arizona Basketball

Peters joins Miller on coaching staff

Sean Miller has found one of his new assistant coaches.

Miller announced earlier today via Twitter he has hired Danny Peters to join his coaching staff.

This isn’t Peters’ first time with Arizona. Peters was UA’s assistant director of basketball operations for Miller, leaving in 2014 to join former UA associate head coach James Whitford at Ball State.

“Danny’s ability to connect with players, his on-the-court coaching acumen and his relentless nature as a recruiter was paramount to their program’s success,” UA coach Sean Miller said in a statement.

“Most important, Danny is a man of tremendous character who possesses an incredible work ethic. He also has a love for Tucson and Arizona basketball. I am elated to have Danny rejoin our coaching staff. We all look forward to working with him again.”

Peters walked on to play for Thad Matta at Ohio State and then joined the UA staff as a graduate assistant in 2010-11. He then left to join Whitford.

”I am very excited to return to the University of Arizona,” Peters added. “To be a part of the Arizona program is truly a coaching honor, and it is a tremendous opportunity that I jumped at. I’m ecstatic to be a part of Coach Miller’s staff and the tremendous Tucson community around this great university again.”

The Cincinnati native was a four-year letterwinner at Ohio State from 2006 to 2010, appearing in 42 games for head coach Thad Matta. The Buckeyes won two Big Ten regular season championships and a pair of Big Ten Tournaments during his playing career while also advancing to the national championship game of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

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