Greg Peterson will succeed Bob Bjorklund as Bethel AD – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Greg Peterson, who started at Bethel as a student and later became the schools assistant athletics director and an assistant football and basketball coach, has been named the Royals new Director of Athletics starting June 1, the university announced Wednesday. New Bethel director of athletics Greg Peterson (Courtesy Bethel University)

Peterson, the offensive coordinator for Bethel football, will begin transitioning to his new role on Feb. 15 and officially take over when Bob Bjorklund resigns as the schools AD.

Bethel athletics has been on a steady climb over the last decade and Bob Bjorklund has uniquely positioned our department to continue that trajectory, Peterson said in a statement. Im thrilled to follow someone of Bobs integrity, character, and passion for Bethel University and our student-athletes.

Peterson started at Bethel as a student in 1988, playing football and basketball, and became a part-time assistant coach upon graduation. He currently also serves as the schools assistant athletics director.

Greg has worked full time at Bethel for the last 23 years and brings an in-depth understanding of Bethel athletics, a passion for Christ, and a desire to support and serve student athletes to his new role, Dr. John Addleman, Bethel vice president of student experience, said in a statement.

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