Get to Know Coach Peckinpaugh
John Peckinpaugh returns to Indiana Tech as Head Men’s Basketball Coach for the Warriors after serving as an assistant during the 2012-2013 season. Peckinpaugh was instrumental in recruiting all of the returning Tech players for the 2014-2015 season during his stint as assistant coach.
Peckinpaugh served as graduate assistant at his alma mater IPFW during the 2013-2014 season helping the Mastodons achieve its best ever season and being ranked in the NCAA Division 1 mid major poll as high as 19th. Peckinpaugh was in charge of film and assisted with travel during the season.
Peckinpaugh, who was a starting forward for the Mastodons from 2009- 2012, is no stranger to hard work and competitive athletics. Peckinpaugh’s blue collar reputation and work ethic has been a hallmark for Fort Wayne basketball during his college career at IPFW. During his career under Head Coaches Dane Fife and Tony Jasick, Peckinpaugh earned accolades for his gritty style and his hard-nosed attitude. Peckinpaugh received the coach’s award in both his junior and senior seasons.
Peckinpaugh prepped at the storied Muncie Central High School in Muncie Indiana where he helped his team earn two state final runners up titles, and three NCC titles.
Peckinpaugh plans on bringing his strong work ethic and blue collar approach to the Warrior basketball program. “I expect our teams to out-work and out-hustle every team we play. We want to be a team that is not only exciting to watch, but one that Indiana Tech and the Ft. Wayne community can be proud of on and off the court”.
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Brandt Danals will begin his first season as an Assistant Coach for the Warriors.
Danals, a 2010 graduate of Ashland University, where he was a member of the men’s basketball team, joined the Warriors staff after spending the previous two seasons as the Head Coach at Crestview High School, just outside of Ashland, Ohio. In his two seasons as Head Coach, four of his players were recognized as All-District selections, five as All-Conference selections and 14 players were named to the Conference All-Academic team, while achieving winning seasons.
Following his playing career at Ashland, Danals spent one season as a Volunteer Assistant at Ashland University under the schools’ All-time winningest coach, Roger Lyons. Danals has worked several NBA Development League tryouts, collegiate summer camps, and organized individual workouts for a wide range of players across the Midwest.
A native of Loudonville, Ohio, Danals had a great high school career at Loudonville High School, where he was a member of back-to-back State Final Four teams. He was an All Mid-Buckeye Conference selection as a senior.