Peter Hatton grew up in Bend and ran cross country at Bend High and Mountain View where he competed at state twice. He graduated from Mountain View in 1979 and attended COCC where he ran cross country and competed in tennis. He then attended University of Oregon and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelors Degree in Finance. Peter has coached cross country and track at Cascade Middle School, Sky View Middle School and Mountain View High School. He has four children that are Mountain View alumni including three that ran cross country.