Former Cougar guard Peter Bond is in his fifth year as an assistant coach on Justin Leslie's staff, and he is also entering his first year as the Director of Athletic Development.
Bond has been instrumental in recruiting and developing the Cougar recruiting classes over the past four years, helping Azusa Pacific to a four-year record of 105-34 since joining the staff in the 2008-09 season. He was on the staff as the Cougars claimed consecutive GSAC Tournament titles in 2009 and 2010, and his involvement contributed to Azusa Pacific's run to the NAIA championship game in 2010. He helped coach and develop two-time NAIA All-American Dominique Johnson, along with five other players who have earned All-GSAC recognition within the past two years.
In addition to responsibilities in running team camps, Bond is also involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, player development, academics, travel, fundraising, scouting, game-planning, and individual workouts.
A sharp-shooting guard, Bond played three seasons for Azusa Pacific (2006-08). He appeared in 54 games as a Cougar, starting five during his 2008 senior campaign. His finest outing came in one of those starts when he poured in a career-high 16 points on five three-pointers in a game against nationally-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Noted for his ability to knock down the three-point shot, Bond's most significant contribution may have come in the second round of the 2007 NAIA National Tournament when he canned a trio of treys in just 11 minutes of play to help lead Azusa Pacific to a three-point win over Park University.
Bond was a two-time All-Century League first-team selection during his four-year varsity career at El Dorado High in Placentia, Calif. During his 2004 team-MVP campaign, he broke the school record for most three-pointers in a career and most free throws made in a season.
Bond graduated from Azusa Pacific in the spring of 2008 with a bachelor's degree in communication. He completed his master's degree in coaching and athletic administration at Concordia University in 2011.
Bond was married in 2011 to former Azusa Pacific softball player Erin (Halma), and they currently reside in Glendora.