Peter Bond is in his ninth year as an assistant coach on Justin Leslie's staff, and he is also entering his fifth year as the director of athletic development.
Bond has been instrumental in recruiting and developing the Cougar recruiting classes over the past eight years, helping Azusa Pacific to a record of 185-73 since joining the staff in the 2008-09 season. He contributed to the coaching staff as Azusa Pacific claimed back-to-back Pacific West Conference regular-season titles in its first two seasons of active NCAA Division II membership.
He has helped coach and develop 12 players who have earned all-conference recognition, including two-time NAIA All-American Dominique Johnson and 2015 PacWest Player of the Year and NCAA Division II All-American Troy Leaf. He also helped the Cougars claim consecutive GSAC Tournament titles in 2009 and 2010, which included Azusa Pacific's run to the NAIA championship game in 2010.
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. He is also responsible for directing five high school team camps and two youth camps hosted by Azusa Pacific during the summer.
Bond has also demonstrated an ability to recruit throughout the West Region, helping lead the Cougars' recruiting efforts to produce a roster which includes significant contributors from five different states as well as internationally.
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 with their son Caleb (1).