Todd Peretz is entering his 21st season as head coach of the Mitchell College men’s basketball program in 2019-20.
Peretz and the Mariners are coming off a season in which they captured a New England Collegiate Conference title and NCAA bid. Mitchell went 10-6 in league play to earn the fourth seed in the tournament and upset top-seeded New England College to reach the title game. The Mariners then won the championship on their home floor to become the lowest seed to ever win the conference tournament, earning a date against national runner-up Swarthmore College in the first round of the NCAA Championship.
In 2014 Peretz led the Mariners to 19-8 record and the program's first-ever NECC title. Mitchell tied for first place in the NECC regular season standings with a 12-4 mark and defeated Elms College in the NECC Championship title game by a 72-71 final. The Mariners earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship and made their postseason debut against national runner-up Williams College. For his efforts, Peretz was named NECC Coach of the Year.
Several players have enjoyed stellar careers under Peretz's tutelage. Last season the Mariners produced a pair of all-conference selections, including the NECC Player of the Year. It marked the third time in the league's 11-year history that the top award was bestowed on a Mitchell player (2013, 2014, 2019). Peretz has also proven to have an eye for young talent, as the program has produced the NECC Rookie of the Year a record four times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2016).
Peretz enjoyed many successful campaigns while directing the men’s program through its transformation from a junior college to a NCAA Division III institution. In 2002 he led Mitchell to a New England Championship and national tournament appearance and was named Region and District Coach of the Year.
Peretz earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in general studies with a concentration in physical education. He played collegiately at Rhode Island College after graduating from East Lyme High School.
In addition to coaching basketball, Peretz coaches men's golf at Mitchell and spent eight years at the helm of the men's and women's cross country programs. He also serves as assistant athletic director and an adjunt instructor at the college.
He currently resides in Waterford, CT with his wife, Denise, and son, Tyler.