White Settlement ISD hired former DeSoto Head Football Coach Todd Peterman as its new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach during a special board meeting on March 19.
Assistant Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for DeSoto High School the past three years, Peterman led DeSoto to a Class 6A Division II state championship in 2016. He has a 32-8 record and an 8-2 playoff record.
The 2016 District 7-6A Coach of the Year, Peterman has 25 years coaching experience, the past 10 in DeSoto.
“After an hour of visiting with the hiring committee, I knew this was home,” Peterman said. “It’s [White Settlement ISD] a family environment and a place where you can go and help kids and not have to fight to help them.”
Under his leadership, 44 athletes earned academic all state honors and 66 received athletic scholarships the past three years.
“I’m going to give you everything I have,” he said. “I’m in the kid business, and we’re going to take care of kids,” said Peterman. “We’re not just looking for passing rates but excelling at high levels in all areas, especially academics.”
Peterman has two children, Kayler, a seventh grader, and Grayson, who is in the sixth grade.
Wade Griffin, Brewer AD for the past four years, recently accepted a Head Coach/Athletic Director position in Giddings ISD.