College basketball world mourns Dan Peters’ passing

Dan Peters, a former UC Bearcats assistant and UC’s interim coach after the 2004 suspension of Bob Huggins (following Huggins’ arrest for drunken driving), has passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 60.

Peters was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December.

Reaction via Twitter from Ohio State assistant Jeff Boals:

From former Lakota East star James Dews:

From Huggins earlier this week:

When Peters took over as interim coach, he was 49 and had been on Huggins’ staff for five years, including two as associate head coach.

“I plan to continue to build on the tradition of excellence that has been established here,” Peters said at the time. “We expect UC basketball having another banner season, one in which we compete for a conference championship and postseason play.”

In 2004, Peters moved to Ohio State, where he was associate director of operations and assistant coach from 2004 to 2009. He was the director of basketball operations at Akron for the past five seasons.

Peters also served as a head coach at Youngstown State (1993-99), Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana (1991-93) and Walsh (1983-88), where he also replaced Huggins.

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