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This Just In: Pete Assists UMBC!

Coach Strickland is an outstanding coach and when given the opportunity to have him evaluate our program at the start of the season - I jumped at it. His experience, knowledge of the game and understanding of how to optimize staff strengths and synergies proved invaluable to me throughout our season. His insights and wisdom were tremendous - and having him work with me and my staff was a great way to start our season! I would recommend Coach Strickland to anyone who is interested in obtaining an honest and direct evaluation of your program - and know you will enjoy the time with one of my favorite people in the business!

-Ryan Odom, Head Coach, UMBC

Irish Basketball Makes Major Appointment!

Pete Strickland Appointed the position as Head Coach with Ireland for two seasons (2016/17 and 2017/18), culminating in participation in the FIBA Small Nations European Championships in 2018. Read Entire Article Here

Let Pete Teach. Let Pete Reach...YOUR audience!

Let Pete's unique combination of insight, inspiration and humor join forces to delight and move your work force, your target audience. Pete can reach E-A-C-H of your charges. He reaches them because his unique professional and personal experiences have equipped him to touch just the right chord with your assembled crowd, be it big or small, young or old, accomplished or striving.

About Me

Pete has coached professionally in Europe, collegiately for 25 years in the United States from Virginia Military Institute to George Washington University and at the highest level of high school basketball at DeMatha, with many stops in-between. Along the way, Pete has mentored, tutored and been an extraordinary example to countless students-athletes. Check out Pete's full bio below.

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It just so happens that most of his experience is coaching NCAA Divsion I Basketball. That diverse, 'now-not-later', very public profession suited Pete just fine. The challenge of helping to bring disparate individuals together to make up teams keenly developed Pete's ability to communicate via the written AND spoken word. Check out Pete's full program below.

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Lasting resonance across cultures, corporate entities, teams, et al, is the mark of Pete's time spent with ANY group. Take a look at what those who've been treated to Strickly Speaking have said after spending time with Pete!

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Recent Articles

  • Irish Basketball Makes Major Appointment

    At a time in Irish Sport when there is a challenge with the departure of many skilled performance experts and administrators Basketball Ireland have reversed the trend with the appointment of a senior US College Coach as Head Coach for the Irish Senior Men’s team.

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  • Deadsping: The Fake All-Star Team...

    The Fake All-Star Team On A Bender That Inspired Ireland To Play Basketball: You can leave home again. Pete Strickland, an American who as a young man served as a Johnny Appleseed of basketball in Ireland, is going back, this time to coach the Irish national team.

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  • THE KIERAN SHANNON INTERVIEW: Pete Strickland is rekindling an Irish romance

    The pied piper of Neptune is back. He’s recruited and coached against NBA talent, scouted Steph Curry and watched more game film and planned more sessions than just about any coach involved in Irish sport. Now, after three decades in the all-consuming ‘rabbit hole’ that’s NCAA basketball, Pete Strickland is back where his coaching career began, in Ireland, masterminding the revived national senior team programme.

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