Dick Peth, head men's basketball coach at Wartburg College, has announced his retirement after 27 seasons, leaving a legacy as the second longest-tenured coach in program history and the longest-serving head coach in the Athletics Department.

By the Numbers
  • Peth holds a career record of 622-425, with 401-302 at Wartburg since 1997.
  • He achieved his 400th victory at Wartburg this past season and surpassed 600 career wins in 2021.
Yes, But

Some may question the impact of Peth's retirement on the future performance and direction of the Wartburg men's basketball program.

State of Play
  • Peth's retirement marks the need for a replacement through an ongoing national search.
  • Wartburg College will aim to build on the foundation established by Peth as they move forward in their basketball program.
What's Next

A national search for Dick Peth's replacement as head men's basketball coach at Wartburg College is set to commence promptly.

Bottom Line

With Dick Peth's retirement, Wartburg College faces the task of finding a successor to continue the legacy and success he brought to the men's basketball program.