NCTC Names Paul Peterson Head Softball Coach

Northland Community & Technical College has named Paul Peterson the head softball coach. He will take over the Pioneers softball team coaching duties for the 2017 season.

“Coach Peterson has a high level of familiarity and ties with area coaches, we look forward to him actively recruiting and strengthening our softball program,” said NCTC director of athletics, Richard Speas.

Peterson brings 15 years of work experience at NCTC with him and a wealth of knowledge about athletics throughout the region. He is the athletic coordinator at NCTC. This familiarity with the program and with the communities throughout the region will provide a strategic advantage for his coaching and recruiting plans.

Coach Paul Peterson said, “I am very excited to be the head softball coach at Northland. Softball is a very exciting and strategic sport. I hope to bring passion and enthusiasm and build a competitive program.” He added, “I think we can be very competitive with the student athletes in our region. Northland is a great place to get an education and continue your athletic career.”

Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN, and East Grand Forks, MN. NCTC also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN, and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. NCTC offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. NCTC is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. NCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit or call 1.800.959.6282.