Josh Petersen joined the Miami women’s basketball staff on June 24, 2022 as an assistant coach.
Success at Miami
- Petersen’s first season with the Hurricanes was nothing short of historic as Miami made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
- As the primary coach for the post players, Petersen coached the Hurricanes to become a top-five rebounding team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
- The Hurricanes went from ranking 11th and 13th in defensive rebounding and offensive rebounding percentages in 2021-22, respectively, to placing fifth in both categories in 2022-23.
With the Panthers
- Prior to his time at Miami, Petersen was a familiar face in the ACC women’s basketball sphere, spending four seasons as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Panthers.
- During his Pittsburgh tenure, Petersen coached seven ACC All-Academic Team members, an ACC All-Freshman Team member and an All-ACC Team Honorable Mention designee.
- Over four seasons, he coached the Panthers’ rebounding effort from 14th in the ACC in offensive rebounds per game and offensive rebounding percentage to first in both categories.
- Petersen was instrumental in the recruiting and development of Rita Igbokwe and Amber Brown, who were part of a recruiting class that combined to score 31.0 points per game, the highest-scoring freshman class in program history.
- Petersen served as an assistant coach under Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick at UNC Asheville for four seasons.
- During his time in Asheville, N.C., the Bulldogs earned back-to-back Big South Conference Tournament crowns (2016, 2017), two NCAA Tournament berths (2016, 2017), three consecutive postseason berths (2016-2018) and one Big South Conference regular season title (2016).
- With Petersen on the sidelines, nine Bulldogs earned All-Big South Conference honors, including 2015-16 league Player of the Year Chatori Major.
- Petersen got his start in coaching as an undergraduate student at Florida State, where he worked as the Seminoles’ head manager from 2008 to 2012, before moving into a graduate assistant position from 2012 to 2014.
- In his six years at Florida State, the Seminoles went to five NCAA Tournaments, including an appearance in the Elite Eight in 2010.
Beyond the Court
- A native of Abernathy, Texas, Petersen moved to Tallahassee, Fla., prior to his senior year of high school and graduated from Godby High School.
- He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance in 2012 and his master’s degree in sports management at FSU in the spring of 2014.