Roosevelt Peters joined the OKWU Men’s Soccer Coaching Staff in the Summer of 2021.
Peters, originally from Abuja, Nigeria, where he represented the National team at the U13 and U15 levels in International Competitions. He was also part of the Pre-Olympic Camp for Nigeria before being released.
Peters decided to play collegiate soccer in the United States, and he attended Bacone College. During his playing career at Bacone, he was a three-time Academic All-Conference honoree and was named a Top-5 striker in the Sooner Athletic Conference once. He graduated from Bacone with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration.
Following his graduation, he was named the head men’s and women’s soccer coach at Bacone College in the fall of 2019, a position he held until the spring of 2021. He was the youngest NAIA head coach and led a rebuilding process for a program that had only one player in the men’s program and four in the women’s program. Within a year, the men’s program at Bacone had 26 players and would finish the 2020 season 2-9-2. The women’s program grew to 16 players and went 1-9 during their first season. Both programs achieved their first wins in over two years while Roosevelt was coach.
Whilst coaching he participated in the UPSL Division 2 with Side FC 92 in the summer of 2020. He also served as Head Coach for Muskogee Soccer Club U19 (Present WSA South 02 boys) finishing runners up in the second division of the OPC.
Peters is the son of James Peters, a renowned FIFA and CAF Coaching Accessor & Instructor who has coached at the highest level with the Nigerian National teams.
While on staff at OKWU, Peters will pursue his Master’s of Business Administration. He is also pursuing his USSF D License.