Tom Peters, who was promoted to senior associate athletics director in May 2010, joined the Eagles' staff as an associate athletics director in January 1992. Prior to coming to the Heights, Peters spent more than three years as associate athletic director at Tulane University. In addition, Peters served as Tulane's acting athletic director from December 1990 until June 1991.
Peters' responsibilities at Boston College include overseeing nine of the men's and women's athletic programs -- men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's fencing and baseball -- and serving as the department's liaison with numerous athletic-related support groups.
Peters has also served as tournament manager for a host of postseason events, including the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional, the 1999 and 2003 NCAA Men's Basketball East Region First and Second Rounds and the 2003 Intercollegiate Fencing Association championships.
Peters currently serves on the executive committee of Men's Hockey East as well as the Hockey East Special Events Committee. He served on the executive committee of Women's Hockey East from 2002-03 to 2006-07. Peters is also a member of the men's and women's Beanpot Hockey Tournament Committees, which organize the annual competition between the city's four Division I hockey schools.
In addition to his departmental assignments, Peters has been active on campus and in the Boston community. He has served on the University Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and is a former member of the Student Leadership Awards Committee for the Office of the Dean of Student Development. He also was a long-time committee member of the Boston Police Department Youth and Student-Athlete Collaborative.
A 1971 graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Peters was a three-year hockey letterman for the Minutemen. Peters earned a master's degree in sports management from the University in 1973.
Peters was then an administrative assistant at the University of Virginia, before joining the New Boston Garden Corporation and Boston Bruins as assistant sales and marketing manager in 1973. In 1976, he was named sales and marketing manager.
From there, Peters moved to New Jersey where he was the assistant athletic director at Rutgers University from 1981-88. He was the tournament manager of the NCAA Basketball Tournament's East Regional from 1986-88.
Peters was honored by his alma mater in November of 2004, when the sport management program awarded him the 2003-04 Harold J. VanderZwaag Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the sport industry.
A native of Arlington, Mass., Peters has two daughters: Nicole, a private equity and fundraising liaison and a 1999 graduate of Connecticut College, and Erica, a postdoctoral research fellow at Yale University School of Medicine and a 2002 Boston College graduate. She was recently married to Patrick Finan.