Feb. 27, 2013 —
KCU's Athletic Director Bruce Dixon notes that, “Very few small colleges are afforded the luxury of deep pools of coaching talent and, having observed for the past two years Coach Peterson’s coaching acumen, rapport with players and their families, and ambition to continue building a dynamic Christ-centered program, I feel equal parts proud and fortunate to be able to turn to a man of Coach Peterson’s proven abilities from within our own staff.”
Dixon continues, “If you look at the pedigree of the football coaching staff, a couple of whom would be legitimate head coaching candidates at KCU or elsewhere, it is telling that the assistant coaches were unanimous in their support of Coach Peterson as the next Head Coach at KCU and committed to maintaining continuity among the coaching staff.”
Coach Peterson, a native of Marion County, has more than 30 years of coaching experience, and enjoyed a 26-year coaching career at Fleming County High School.
During his tenure, his teams earned Eastern Kentucky Conference Championships (01, 04, 06, and 09), district champions (01), and ranked in the top 10 teams in the state (01, 03, 04, 05, 06, and 09). Coach Peterson was Eastern KY Conference Coach of the Year in 2001, 2004 and 2009.
Coach Peterson holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Morehead State University. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Education, Masters in Vocational Education, Elementary Endorsement Grades 1-8, a Rank 1 certificate in Elementary Education, and a Secondary Leadership Certificate. He spent 4 years in the Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician with an F-4 Fighter Squadron. He and his wife, Glenna, have been married for 30 years and have a daughter, Sarah (Corbin), and a son, Jody. They have one granddaughter, Ashton, and one grandson, Denton.