Former UNCG coach Randy Peele ready to deal with Winthrop at NCAA play-in game

NCAA Basketball Tournament Play-in game with #65 trying to get into the final field of 64 this evening…

Winthrop Eagles(19-13) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff(16-15) 7:30 tonight on ESPN from Dayton, Ohio

Former UNCG Spartans coach Randy Peele will lead Winthrop into action and Peele was here and when he was here his wife Deborah was the GM in charge of marketing for the old Greensboro City Gaters GBA basketball team and she also worked at the News and Record and for the old B100 FM radio station with Max and Pam in the mornings…

Here the most recent profile on Coach Peele and he was a guest last week on PrimeTime with the Packman and he was also on board with Todd Wright on Sporting News Radio and I heard him on both shows….

On Coach P at UNCG:
Prior to arriving at Winthrop, Peele, 50, served as head coach at UNC Greensboro from 1995 until 1999. He led that program to the 1996 Big South Conference championship and the school’s first trip to the NCAA tournament during his first year as head coach. While an assistant at UNCG, the Spartans won two Big South titles and a conference tournament championship. In eight years as a Division I head coach, the Norfolk, Virginia native proved himself to be a top-notch recruiter. Five of his recruits have gone on to earn conference rookie of the year honors.

You can see Coach Peele and learn more about him when you Click Here.

On Coach Peele from today’s Charlotte Observer:

Winthrop coach Randy Peele has every right to bask in the glory that comes with a Big South tournament championship.

He deserves a lot of credit for leading a team that began conference play with one win in four games and was 5-9 overall before turning the season around.

Peele took a lot of criticism early on for his team’s style of play, poor record and inability to shoot. The negative comments came in the form of face-to-face confrontations, e-mails, message board posts and letters to the editor.

To read on and find out how things turned out Click Here.


  1. Former UNCG guy Fran Mcafferty (sp) is also in at Sienna.

    The only former UNCG coach not in appears to be Dement 🙂

  2. The question for Peele is, “Can he sustain a program?” He has proven that he can take well recruited group of players and make a championship run. He did this with both Dement’s (1996) and Marshall’s (current) squads. Winthrop ‘s success has spoiled the fans over the years and expectations for him will be higher than if he were rebuilding a terrible program somewhere (Chapel Hill?).

  3. Excellent article about a fine young man. Good to hear what our former Spartans are up to these days and good luck this evening.

  4. Coach Peele couldn’t seal the deal.(APB the winner last night…)

    You wonder now if Coach Fran McCaffery will be in line and get the UNC-Charlotte job????

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