Coach Peter Cunningham
Coach Peter Cunningham is a math teacher and head coach of the varsity wrestling team at Mumford High School. Cunningham started the Mumford High School wrestling program in 2014 and started working with Beat the Streets in 2016. Mumford is the only school in the Detroit Public School Community District that offers wrestling.
Coach Cunningham holds a master’s degree in teaching from Oakland University and a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology from the University of Toronto. Cunningham wrestled at the University of Toronto and was a co-captain during the 2003-’04 season. He is a graduate of Tecumseh High School in Tecumseh, MI.
Prior to becoming a teacher, coach Cunningham was a journalist and worked at the Ann Arbor News as a sportswriter/editor from 2009-2014. Coach Cunningham decided to pursue a teaching career in large part so he could make a difference in young people’s lives through coaching wrestling.
Coach Cunningham lives with his wife Katie and two daughters, Joy and June, in Ann Arbor.