Findlay Prep Coach Michael Peck Joins Portland Trail Blazers Organization

Findlay Prep Coach Michael Peck Joins Portland Trail Blazers Organization
Henderson International School Announces Coaching Change for Findlay Prep Program
Coach Michael Peck

Henderson, Nev.-(September 12, 2012) Henderson International School announced today the Portland Trail Blazers organization has named Findlay Prep Basketball Coach Michael Peck as the new head coach of its NBA Development League team, the Idaho Stampede.

Peck served as head basketball coach of the Findlay Prep program at Henderson International School for the past five seasons. During that time, Peck and his staff led Findlay Prep to three national titles, accumulating a 157-8 overall record and a perfect 65-0 record at home. 

“My time at Findlay Prep has been unforgettable,” said Peck. “During these past few seasons, I’ve had the opportunity to coach some amazing young talent. I’m excited to start this new chapter in my career with another incredible organization.”

Findlay Prep Associate Head Coach Todd Simon will now take on the role of the team’s head coach. Simon worked with Peck for seven years and played a key role in building the program from inception. 

“I’m honored to step in to this new role at Findlay Prep,” said Simon. “Over the years, our program has attracted many of the top players in the country. I look forward to continuing the tradition we have established here and being a mentor for our athletes.”

The Findlay Prep program has produced six McDonald’s All-Americans, six Jordan Brand All-Americans and six Parade All-Americans. A number of Findlay Prep athletes have gone on to play in the NBA, including Tristan Thompson (Cleveland), Avery Bradley (Boston), Corey Joseph (San Antonio), and DeAndre Liggins (Orlando).

“Coach Peck and the Findlay Program helped launch my college and NBA career,” said Thompson. “I am so grateful for his leadership, and I am excited to see him in his new coaching position.”

Former NBA star Jerome Williams has worked closely with both Peck and Simon as director of player development at Findlay Prep. “Congratulations to Coach Mike on his new job,” said Williams. “I am thankful for all he has done to lay a strong foundation here at Findlay Prep. This is one of the best teams I have seen in the four years that I have been here. It’s going to be a great year.”

The Findlay Prep program has a reputation of producing outstanding results both on and off the court.
“Findlay Prep is a world-class program and a valued asset to our community.” Said Henderson International School headmaster Seth Ahlborn, “Our focus on excellence in athletics and academics in the Henderson International and Findlay Prep programs prepare young people for entry into the nation’s best colleges and careers.”

157-8 (65-0 Home, 92-8 Away)
3 ESPN NHSI Championships
4 NBA Draft Picks in 2 Years
6 McDonald's All-Americans
100% High School Graduation Rate
100% Graduates on NCAA Division 1 Scholarship
100% Graduates Have Qualified as Freshman
1 Pac-12 Player of the Year
1 Big 12, 1 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
1 Big 10, 1 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
8 Alums Selected Conference All-Freshman Teams