John Bunch enters his third season as an assistant coach with the William Peace University men’s basketball team and has been here since November 2011 when the program first started the process of recruiting student-athletes.
“John has grown into an extremely valuable member of our staff,” said head men’s golf coach Claude Shields. “His knowledge of X’s and O’s on the court is very impressive for someone his age, and his ability to connect with our players is a huge asset as we continue to grow our program to new heights.”
Before graduating from North Carolina State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, Bunch attended Greensboro Day School where he had the opportunity to play and seek tutelage from legendary coach Freddy Johnson.
Bunch played in the 3A state championship game his junior year under Johnson and experienced first-hand what it takes to build a successful program during his time as a Bengal. Jonson has 882 career wins holding the title of all-time winningest high school coach in the state of North Carolina. He has seven state championships under his belt and has coached several all-star teams, including the 2013 McDonald’s All-American East Team.
In addition to being an assistant coach for the men’s basketball program, Bunch also serves as an assistant coach for the Pacer’s golf team.
Coach Gibson enters his second year as the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at WPU, coming off of the 2016-2017 basketball season where the Pacers proved successful after making school history with earning the most wins in school history (15).
Coach Gibson was a part of WPU’s inaugural men’s basketball season in 2012-13 and helped springboard the program in 2014-2015, as they went on to finish second in the USA South. After graduating from WPU in the spring of 2015, Gibson went on to coach at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill from 2015-2016. At this Tk-12 independent institution, Gibson served as the Assistant Track and Field Coach, as well as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach.
Graduating Cum Laude with a B.S. in Political Science, Gibson was a part of the first male class at William Peace to walk across the stage after the University went coeducational in 2012-13.
Coach Anzenberger joins the Pacers in his first year as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at WPU. Along with coaching at WPU, Anzenberger is also an Assistant Coach for WCBA Elite, a 16U team out of Wake County.
Prior to joining the Pacers, Anzenberger worked for Curtis Media Group as a Board Operator and Producer for You Don’t Say and The Bill LuMaye Show on 680 WPTF. Anzenberger was also a Fill-In Producer for the David Glenn Show and WPTF Morning News with Patrick Johnson. With Curtis Media, Anzenberger also worked as a Copy Writer for the ACC Journal Recruiting Magazine for both basketball and football.
Along with working with Curtis Media Group, Anzenberger also worked with IMG College as a Broadcast Producer. In this position, Anzenberger served as an On-Air Studio Host and Broadcast Producer for Kent State University’s Football and Basketball teams.
Coach Azenberger is a recent graduate of Emory and Henry College where he earned a B.A. in Mass Communication and a minor in Economics. Azenberger was a four year letter winner in basketball, where he was was named a team captain (2014 – 2016), earned All ODAC Academic Team (2014 & 2015), and was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (2015).