Ferguson, whose relationship with Peterson dates back to the 1988 and 1989 seasons when they served as assistants together at Appalachian State, served four seasons as an assistant coach on Jerry Green's staff at UT and then two years for Buzz Peterson before being promoted.
In his seven seasons at Tennessee, the Vols have received invitations to four NCAA Tournaments and two National Invitation Tournaments in addition to winning two SEC Eastern Division crowns and one overall Southeastern Conference championship.
Ferguson has worked with Tennessee's talented backcourt players, including All-SEC selections Brandon Wharton and Tony Harris.
Ferguson first came to Tennessee prior to the 1997-98 season after six years on Bill Foster's staff at Virginia Tech.
While at Virginia Tech, Ferguson helped guide the Hokies to 63 wins in his last three seasons there, including a 23-6 mark in 1995-96 that included a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Hokies amassed a school-record 25 wins in 1994-95 and the National Invitation Tournament championship.
After working for Jerry Green during the 1986-87 season at UNC Asheville, the Hendersonville, N.C., native coached under Tom Apke at Appalachian State for four years prior to his appointment at Virginia Tech. He launched his coaching career at Freedom High in Morganton, N.C., under head coach Terry Rogers.
Ferguson was a four-year letterman, lettering two years at Central Wesleyan (S.C.) College and two years at Cumberland (Ky.) College. He had the distinction of playing in the NAIA Tournament at both schools.
Ferguson and his wife, Mary, have two children, Brian and Crystal.
|Born: February 28, 1957|
|Hometown: Hendersonville, N.C.|
|Family: Wife - Mary, Son - Brian, Daughter - Crystal|
|College: Cumberland (Ky.) College 1981|
|High School: Hendersonville (N.C.) High School|
|As a Player: Central Wesleyan, 1976-78; Cumberland College, 1979-81|