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Peter Herrera

Peter Herrera

Admissions Counselor, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Ext: 231
Phone: 316-284-5231
About Peter: I’m from San Antonio, Texas, and Mark Yoder recruited me to play basketball at Bethel after seeing me at a basketball shoot-out in Dallas. I played basketball at Bethel for two years. I loved it and would have stayed, except Coach Yoder left after two years. I transferred to McPherson College and graduated with a degree in elementary education.

I taught Grades 4 and 5 for 15 years, at different places in Kansas. I taught three years at Sunset Elementary School in Newton and was assistant coach for the Newton High School boys’ basketball team during that time. I coached at other schools, too – I’ve been at everything from 2A to 6A schools.

When my wife finished medical school and became a doctor, we moved to McPherson. Bethel offered me the position of assistant men’s basketball coach, and I’m starting my third year. This is my second year as an admissions counselor. I work with high school students from Texas and Florida, as well as all transfer athletes.

When I’m not working, which is hardly ever, especially during basketball season, I enjoy fishing and spending time with my three daughters, ages 3, 6 and 9.

When students ask me why they should look at Bethel, I tell them that because of the low student-teacher ratio, you’re a name, not a number. The professors actually know you and care about you. And college is a good opportunity to make a new start and help you grow up.