Coach Kirk A. Peterson was born in Reading, PA where he graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA. He attended Brandywine College where he played basketball and received his Associates degree in Criminology. Later he received a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He then served in the United States Marine Corps reserve from 1986-1989.
Coach Peterson is married and resides in Willingboro, NJ with his wife and 5 daughters. Prior to becoming the Head Softball Coach at Burlignton County College (BCC) he was affiliated with the Willingboro Jemz softball program were he assisted in winning 3 straight Babe Ruth State Championships. Under his leadership, as a first year coach at BCC, the 2012-2013 team achieved a 38-15 record. They went on to win the Region 19 Championship which earned them a trip to the Junior College World Series in Clinton Mississippi. This was the first time this was achieved in College history. Coach Peterson's philosophy is to stress the importance of getting your education and strive for the stars in what ever you do. "I'm here to try to win a national Championship and try to assist as many young ladies graduate with college degrees as possible"