Bradley Dale Peveto named special teams, safeties coach



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New head coach Mark Stoops is one step close to completing his staff, as former Northwestern State head coach Bradley Dale Peveto was announced as coach for both the special teams and safeties.

Peveto worked with Stoops in 2000 while both were on staff at Houston.

“I knew the year we coached together (in Houston) that Coach Stoops had a great defensive mind and was one of the best coaches – both in teaching players on the field and building relationships with them off the field – I’ve ever known,” Peveto said.  “I believed he had all the qualities necessary to become a head coach and I’m proud to join his staff at the University of Kentucky.”

Peveto has 26 years of college coaching experience, including four years coaching at LSU. Peveto coached the special teams and linebackers from 2005-2007 and was promoted to co-defensive coordinator in 2008. He then took the head coaching job at Northwestern State.

“Bradley Dale impressed me greatly during the year we worked together,” said Stoops. “He has a relentless work ethic and excellent experience as a special teams coordinator and defensive coach.”

At Northwestern State, an FCS program in Louisiana, Peveto led the Demons to consecutive seasons of five-plus wins for the first time since 2004-05.

Peveto is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and a four-year letterman for the Mustangs’ football team.