According to Patrick Netherton, the play-by-play voice of the Northwestern State Demons, as well as our own Darren Durham, former Northwestern State head football coach, Bradley Dale Peveto, will be named the new safeties coach at Kentucky under Mark Stoops. Peveto has previous coaching experience in the SEC from his four seasons under Les Miles coordinating the special teams, linebackers, and at one point being the co-defensive coordinator before becoming the head coach at Northwestern State.
His greatest success was at LSU, as noted by LSUsports.net:
As linebackers coach, Peveto’s development of players at that position has been critical to the success of the Tiger defense that has ranked among the top five in the nation in each of the past three seasons. In 2007, linebacker Ali Highsmith earned first-team All-America honors from CBSsports.com, while also being named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press. Highsmith earned first-team All-SEC honors a year ago, while junior Darry Beckwith was a second-team All-SEC pick.
As LSU’s special teams coordinator, Peveto had both his punter (Patrick Fisher) and placekicker (Colt David) earn first-team All-SEC honors in 2007. It marked the first time in school history that LSU had the All-SEC punter and kicker on its roster in the same season. Fisher averaged a league-best 44.5 yards per punt in 2007, while David kicked a school-record 26 field goals and led the SEC in scoring with a league record 147 total points.
It’s also worth pointing out the Tigers won the national championship while Peveto served there. That means both he and Stoops come to Kentucky with a championship pedigree, something that will be needed to help UK reach respectability again.
|Trinity Valley C.C. (Safeties) |
Stephen F. Austin (DL/LB/ST)
Southern Miss (LB/ST)
Northwestern State (DC/LB)
Middle Tennessee (DC/LB)
Northwestern State (Head Coach)
His record as a Head Coach
|Northwestern State Demons (Southland Conference) (2009–2012)|