Steve Peterson, the all-time winningest coach in Middle Tennessee baseball history, has passed away.
68-year old Peterson died at St. Thomas Hospital Wednesday night after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week.
Longtime friend Dick Palmer, the Voice of Blue Raider baseball, was clearly emotional as he told listeners of the passing of his friend:
Chip Walters says the Blue Raider community is in shock and deeply saddened by the loss of Coach Pete:
A family spokesperson indicated there will be a private funeral ceremony for family only; however, plans are underway for a Celebration of Life that will be open to the public. Time and date of the Celebration of Life is to be determined but likely will be either the end of March or early part of April.
Peterson is Middle Tennessee’s all-time winningest baseball coach with a record of 791-637-3 in 25 years leading the program. Before taking over as head coach in 1988, Peterson served as an assistant coach to John Stanford for six seasons. He retired following the 2012 season after leading the program for a quarter of a century.
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