Dec. 16, 2008

BOSTON, MA - University of Massachusetts Boston Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreational Programs Charlie Titus announced today that the University has named Rick Peterson as its Head Men's Lacrosse Coach.

Peterson becomes the seventh Head Men's Lacrosse Coach in UMass Boston history. The Massachusetts native has been very successful in the coaching arena, having led Marshfield High School to a combined 31-10 record in the 2007 and 2008 campaigns, including a Division 1 semifinals appearance in 2007. Peterson wasted no time in making a name for himself, leading the Rams to a 15-4 record and was selected as the Atlantic Coast League's Coach of the Year in 2007.

Prior to his appointment as Marshfield's Head Coach, he served as the Freshman Coach in 2005 and led the squad to a 21-1 mark, before directing the Junior Varsity team to a 19-1 record the next season. Peterson has been extremely active in youth lacrosse, having been the Head Coach of the Eastern Massachusetts Junior Minutemen in the U-19 league and leading the Massachusetts AAU unit to a Silver Medal in the AAU Junior Olympics in 2006.

Before making his mark on the coaching scene, Peterson was a four-year standout at Babson College and graduated from the school in 1983 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, marketing and communications.

Peterson currently resides in Marshfield, MA with his wife Susan and daughter Lindsay.