On January 21, Northwest Rankin High School hired Tyler Peterson as its new head football coach. Previous coach and athletic director, Pete Hurt, stepped down recently as head coach, though he will continue as AD until at least the end of the school year. Coach Peterson will have his work cut out for him as the Cougars finished 4-8 in 2013.
As young as he is, Peterson already comes with an impressive resume. (I'm trying to piece this resume together from the internet in my spare time, so cut me some slack if I get some of this wrong):
He graduated from Louisville High and played quarterback at the University of North Alabama, where he started as a freshman in 1997. He guided the Lions to impressive winning seasons before taking a job at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2004. One year later, he was back at North Alabama as a graduate assistant. Thereafter, he took the job as offensive coordinator for the University of Arkansas-Monticello before going back to his alma mater, Louisville High School as its linebacker's coach in 2007. He was named head football coach at Noxapater in 2009. There, he had an overall 23-15 record and coached Noxapater to a Class 1A championship in 2011. Kosciusko High School hired him as its head coach in 2012. He turned around the 0-11 team he inherited to a 7-6 winner. On January 21, 2014, Coach Peterson begin forming his legacy at NW Rankin.
Good luck, Coach Peterson!
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