COACH PETE Panousopoulos
Peter Panousopoulos joins PSU with a wealth of basketball coaching experience, having volunteered throughout New York City since 2006. He credits his love and knowledge of the game to being under the lifelong tutelage of his father, John, Marco Palacios, and Pascual Sim; and commends his experiences during his youth, Bishop Ford High School, and Baruch College — which served as his ‘home campus’ while at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College.
During his academic career, Peter remained involved in youth basketball mainly as a skills development coach. After earning his degree in cognitive neuroscience, he achieved his first head coaching position in 2013 with Sunset Hoops, guiding future collegiate athletes in a league sponsored by the Brooklyn Nets. He and his father had the opportunity to coach together at St. Athanasius CYO the following season, where they remained through 2017. He has also continued playing, most recently winning the NY Lawyers League and earning MVP in 2018.
With an ambition to spur Brooklyn forward through basketball, PSU’s new Director of Hoops will begin establishing our roots on the hardwood in 2020.