Mike Peck | Associate Head Coach
Mike Peck is in his first season as UTSA's associate head coach.
"I'm just really excited about the opportunity and it's a great time to be at UTSA," Peck said. "The longer that you're in the coaching profession, you find that you want to be with people that are credible, respectable and likeable. It didn't take me more than a tenth of a second to check all three with Coach Henson. For me, when you can check all three of those, it was a no-brainer. I couldn't be more thrilled and excited about the opportunity to be reunited with him and everything that lies ahead for us."
With coaching experience at the professional, collegiate and high school levels, Peck comes to UTSA after spending the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at Santa Clara. In a short time with the Broncos, he mentored guard K.J. Feagin, who started all but one contest, was second on the team in scoring (11.4 ppg), led the squad in assists (3.8 apg) and earned West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team honors. Prior to that he was the head coach of the Las Vegas Prospects AAU Team in 2015 that competed in the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.
Peck spent two seasons as the head coach of the NBA D-League's Idaho Stampede (2012-14), which was the affiliate of the Portland Trail Blazers. He was instrumental in the development of Pierre Jackson, who averaged 29.1 points per game and was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game. In all, seven of his former players with the Stampede were on NBA rosters, including current Portland starter C.J. McCollum.
Additionally, he coached the Trail Blazers' NBA Summer League team in 2013 and he coached in a pair of Trail Blazers pre-season training camps.
Peck entered the professional ranks after a six-year stint (2006-12) at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., where he spent the final five years of his tenure as head coach.
During his five seasons at the helm, Peck built the program into a national powerhouse. His teams combined for a 157-8 (.950) record, including a perfect 33-0 season in 2009, three ESPN National High School Championships (2009, '10, '12) and a national runner-up finish (2008).
Peck's teams were ranked in the top 10 of the USA Today and ESPN polls for all five of his seasons and the Pilots produced seven McDonald's All-Americans, seven Jordan Brand All-Americans and eight Parade All-Americans. Peck mentored seven current NBA/NBA D-League players, four of which were first-round picks, including Anthony Bennett, who was the No. 1 overall pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2013 NBA Draft, and Tristan Thompson, who was taken No. 4 overall by the Cavaliers in 2011.
The winningest coach in program history, Peck became the first inductee of the Findlay Prep Hall of Fame in 2015. In addition to the success of his teams on the court, every graduate of Findlay Prep was an NCAA Division I qualifier for their freshmen year of college.
His success at Findlay Prep came following a three-year tenure at UNLV (2003-06), where he served as the video coordinator and administrative assistant under head coaches Charlie Spoonhour and Lon Kruger.
Peck also was an assistant coach at Saginaw Valley State (1998-2003) and Northwood University (1997-98). He got his start in coaching as the junior varsity head coach at St. Mary Cathedral School in his hometown of Gaylord, Mich., where he guided the Snowbirds to a 20-0 record in his lone season (1994-95) before he joined the Saginaw Valley State staff as a graduate assistant (1996-97).
As a player, Peck was a four-year letterwinner and two-time Academic All-American at Northwood and he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1993. He went on to earn a master's degree in education from Saginaw Valley State in 1998.
Peck and his wife, Terri, have a daughter, Madison, and a son, Gavin.
Scott Thompson | Assistant Coach
Scott Thompson is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Roadrunners.
Thompson comes to the Alamo City with 14 years of coaching experience that includes stints in the Big 12 Conference, Big East Conference, Southeastern Conference, Conference USA and at the high school level.
"I'm very excited about being here at UTSA," Thompson said. "Coach Henson and I go back to the early 2000s when we were at South Florida together. We've become really close friends, work really well together and we've talked about this for 12 or 13 years; the opportunity to work together, coach together and build a program together. With the potential that UTSA has, it's just an incredible opportunity. Our priorities are to teach our student-athletes how to win on the court and in the classroom and to be good citizens. We're going to work from daylight until exhaustion to get that done."
He spent the last five seasons (2011-16) with Henson as a member of Lon Kruger's staff at Oklahoma, where he served as the video coordinator and character coach. Thompson was responsible for all aspects of the video department, including film exchange, film breakdown, scout tapes, player instructional videos, recruiting videos and the team's video playbook.
Thompson also worked with the coaching staff to create scouting reports on opponents and he oversaw the student video coordinator staff that filmed and coded all practices for the coaching staff to review.
As the team's character coach, Thompson put an emphasis on developing life skills for student-athletes. He also created and implemented the "Xs and Os of Sooner Basketball", which was an eight-week orientation program for incoming student-athletes that focused on the history, traditions and core values of Sooner Basketball, and he hosted voluntary team Bible study and character building sessions.
Prior to his time in Norman, Okla., he spent five seasons (2006-11) as the varsity boys basketball coach at Cambridge Christian School in Tampa, Fla., and he served as the school's athletics director for four years as well.
A two-time Hillsborough County 1A Coach of the Year, his teams produced a 77-48 record and claimed back-to-back district titles in 2010-11. Thompson guided the Lancers to a pair of berths in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Sweet 16 along with a trip to the state regional quarterfinals. In all, he mentored eight All-Bay Conference selections and his teams posted a collective GPA of 3.65.
Thompson served three seasons (2003-06) as the director of basketball operations at South Florida, where he directed all administrative aspects of the men's basketball program. In addition to his administrative duties, he oversaw team practices and player development, coordinated all aspects of the video department, hired student managers and managed the team's travel and equipment budgets. Thompson also was responsible for academic progress and class attendance accountability of student-athletes and the 2004-05 team was honored as the C-USA Men's Basketball Academic Team of the Year.
A native of Rienzi, Miss., Thompson got his start in coaching as a student assistant and graduate assistant at Ole Miss, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2002.
Thompson and his wife, Ashley, have two daughters, Brett and Helen, and a son, Griffin.
Adam Hood | Assistant Coach
Adam Hood is in his first season as assistant men's basketball coach.
"Adam is a terrific addition to our staff," head coach Steve Henson said when he announced Hood's hiring on June 20. "He has great ties to the state of Texas and is extremely excited to get back in the state. Coach Hood will be an outstanding recruiter, mentor and coach to our student-athletes."
"Having spent the last four or five years in different states, it's great to be home," said Hood, who is a native of Dallas. "When you get to recruit to something that you really believe in and have great pride in as I do with the state of Texas, it's really exciting both personally and professionally. I'm honored to join the staff here at UTSA with Coach Henson, who I've been fortunate to know since playing against his teams at UNLV. Coach Henson has a tremendous work ethic and passion for the game and I look forward to learning from him while helping our student-athletes both on and off the court."
Hood comes to UTSA after spending the previous two seasons (2014-16) as an assistant coach at Columbia, where he served as the recruiting coordinator and coached the team's perimeter players. During his time with the Lions he helped the squad to 38 wins, including a school-record 25-10 mark in 2015-16. Columbia capped the season by winning the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT), which was the first postseason title in program history.
He also played a key role in developing two-time first-team All-Ivy League selection Maodo Lo, who finished his career as Columbia's No. 3 all-time leading scorer, as well as all-conference picks Grant Mullins and Alex Rosenberg.
Prior to his time at Columbia, Hood spent two campaigns (2012-14) at Boston University as a special assistant. There he served as a mentor to the student-athletes and coordinated team travel, scouting and game-day operations. During his tenure with the Terriers, the team captured the 2014 Patriot League Regular Season Championship and collected five all-conference honors in the two-year span. In all, Boston went 41-24 and made back-to-back postseason appearances in the 2013 CIT and 2014 National Invitational Tournament (NIT).
Hood also spent a season (2011-12) as the associate head coach at Thayer (Mass.) Academy and he was a head coach for the Middlesex Magic AAU organization in 2011.
He began his coaching career after he served five years as a commissioned United States Air Force Officer, where he was a project manager for the Aeromedical Division and Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).
On the court, Hood was a four-year letterwinner at the United States Air Force Academy and his teams compiled an 84-42 record with an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2006 and a spot in the 2007 NIT semifinals. After leading the team in free-throw percentage during his senior year, Hood graduated in 2008 with a degree in human factors engineering.
Jeff Luster | Team Operations Coordinator
Jeff Luster is in his second season as UTSA’s director of operations, where his responsibilities include team travel, academics and compliance, as well as assisting with recruiting coordination and on-campus visits.
Luster brings more than 20 years of college basketball experience to the staff and he comes to UTSA after spending the previous five seasons as the director of operations at North Texas. There he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program, including travel, meals, camps and budgeting as well as video operations and special projects.
Prior to his time in Denton, Luster was a member of Neil Dougherty’s staff at TCU for six seasons, including three as the director of operations and three as an assistant coach.
Overall, Luster has spent more than 20 years in college basketball as a player, coach and operations director. Before his stint with the Horned Frogs, he served as the director of operations at Colorado for the 2001-02 season and as an assistant coach from 1999-2000.
Between those stops, he served as the associate head coach at his alma mater, Tabor (Kan.) College, where he helped lead the Bluejays to the 2001 NAIA Sweet 16 in his lone season. He also spent time coaching at Central (Kan.) College, McPherson (Kan.) College and Lamar (Kan.) Community College as an assistant.
As a player, Luster was a second-team All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference guard before graduating from Tabor in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. The Colorado Springs, Colo., native graduated from Littleton High School in 1990.
He and his wife, Shay have two sons, Taylor and Cooper, and a daughter, Payton.