The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program announced the promotion of Peter Funk to Director of Basketball Operations in July 2021.
Funk spent the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant on Valpo’s staff and was one of 22 individuals nationally who were named to the TopConnect Graduate Assistant Leadership Academy in December 2020.
Funk began his time with the program as an undergraduate manager from August 2016 to May 2019, when he was elevated to graduate assistant. He served as the head manager from May 2018 to May 2019.
Funk will handle scouting, including facilitation and development of opponent scouting reports. He will organize team travel, create and develop defensive game plans, oversee student-athletes’ academic development, organize daily scheduling of team and staff, oversee student managers and serve as a liaison to other departments within Valpo Athletics including compliance and academic services. He began many of those duties during his time as a graduate assistant and has also created multimedia recruiting content and helped facilitate and organize recruiting materials, visits and presentations.
Funk graduated with a master’s degree in sports administration in May 2021 with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The Cleveland, Ohio native completed his undergraduate degree in Spanish with a minor in communication in just three years while participating in Christ College, Valpo’s honors college. His academic success came while serving as the head manager of the basketball team, the president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and as a member of Student Senate.