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Southwest Mississippi CC Announces New Head Football Coach
 December 12, 2012

Tucker Peavey has been hired as the next head football coach at Southwest Mississippi Community College. The 50-year-old Peavey, a native of Brookhaven, brings a wealth of experience to the job with almost three decades in the profession.
Southwest president Dr. Steve Bishop said, “We were fortunate to have many outstanding applicants for the position, (and) we are pleased Coach Peavey has accepted (it). The entire search committee is very impressed with his football experience, knowledge, recruiting ability and character.”

A 1980 graduate of Brookhaven High School, Peavey began his full-time coaching career at Petal High School in 1986 after two years as a student coach at the University of Southern Mississippi. He graduated from USM in 1986 with a B. S. degree in Athletic Administration and Coaching.

After leaving Petal, Peavey spent two years as a graduate assistant at LSU under Coach Mike Archer. His career then took him to Itawamba Community College, Episcopal High School (Baton Rouge, LA), Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette and Pearl River Community College before he returned home to Brookhaven High School.

Peavey spent 10 years (2001-11) as athletic director at BHS and was head football coach for nine (2001-10). Along the way, he became the all-time winningest coach in Panthers’ history, compiling an overall mark of 74-32. His 2004 team won the Class 4A state championship and the 2010 squad was the Class 5A runner-up.

Peavey spent the past season as the offensive line coach at USM before accepting the head coaching position at Southwest.

“I’m excited about the challenges,” Peavey said of his new job. “Southwest is a place where you have a chance to succeed with the direction I think it’s going.”

Asked about his goals with the Bears, Peavey said simply “My goal is to compete for championships and that’s what we’ll work toward every day.”

Bishop said “we welcome Coach Peavey and his wife Leah Ann to campus and to the Southwest family. I feel that our players, faculty, staff and community will be pleased with the addition.”

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