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Ball State adds Danny Peters as assistant coach

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Ball State coach James Whitford, left, gives instructions during an NCAA college basketball game against Butler on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Muncie, Ind. Butler won 59-58. (AP Photo/The Star Press, Patti Blake)


Ball State added an assistant coach on Monday afternoon as head coach James Whitford added Arizona assistant director of operations Danny Peters. The news was first reported by the Arizona Daily Star.

Whitford was a former associate head coach at Arizona and has a connection to Peters and Peters’ father. Dan Peters is the director of operations at Akron and is currently going through a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Brian Thornton was named as an assistant coach earlier in May as Ball State had to replace former assistant coaches Brett Nelson (Marquette) and Billy Wright (head coach at Western Illinois).

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