Peter Coughlan was inducted into the Blue Demons Hall of Fame in 1997. He started his playing career with De Paul Boys Club and graduated to Blue Demons while still competing at minor level. Peter was on the first Blue Demons team to compete at senior level and over the next fifteen years won many honours that included National League and Championship titles, Lota Tournament and consecutive Cork Senior titles for over 10 years. He was generally recognized as on of the finest defenders in Irish Basketball.
Peter then moved to the coaching side of the game and enjoyed equal success. In 1981 he coached the Blue Demons team that introduced the first American professional players to Irish Basketball and went on to win two National titles. The following year Peter coached Blue Demons to become the first and only Irish team to win the Federation Cup. He served as manager to the National League squad and also coached many Blue Demons teams at under-age level.
In the latter years Peter has been very involved in the administration side of the Club and severed terms as both Chairman and Secretary to the Club. Peter has also received the Blue Demons Personality of the Year award.
Some of the notable highlights of Peter’s career are:
1973 player/coach of Blue Demons to National League winning team.
1981 coached Blue Demons to National League and Cup double.
1982 coached Blue Demons to the British and Irish Federation Cup title.
Peter Coughlan has been Public Relations Officer of Blue Demons for the past number of years and continues to be one of the main driving forces behind the success of the Club.