45 minutes | Mar 18, 2021

S2, E8 | Nathan McPeek

FTGOTG S2, E8 | After hearing Episode 8, many listeners may agree that it was Coach Nathan McPeek's "destiny" to coach football.  His grandfather started the youth football league in their hometown and served as an official for many years.  Coach McPeek's dad coached him in Little League and one of his Uncles was a head football coach for over 20 years.  Even Coach McPeek's mother was an avid football fan!  If modeling behavior and environment play a significant role in our development as we grow up...Coach McPeek is walking proof of those influences!Nathan McPeek played his High School football at Russell HS in Kentucky and was a tri-sport athlete, playing basketball and football, as well as pursuing field events in track.  Despite offers for track scholarships, he chose to pursue his true love (football) and play for the Marshall University Thundering Herd.   Coach McPeek set the standard for reliability and availability while at Marshall, achieving recognition for 52 straight starts during his college career!  Following his career at Marshall, he got a look from the NFL's Green Bay Packers, but ultimately chose to begin coaching HS Football in 2004.In his 18-year career as a football coach, Nathan McPeek has shared his energy and expertise with athletes at Boyd County HS (KY), Fairview HS (KY), Tucker HS (GA), Bryan Station HS (KY), and since 2017 at Frederick Douglass HS in Lexington, KY...first as the Offensive Coordinator and now as Head Coach!  He is 70-15 in seven seasons as a Head Coach and has had the honor of coaching 20+ athletes who've gone on to play Division 1 football.What is evident throughout this interview is the degree to which Coach McPeek loves the game and his athletes.  He works tirelessly to "give back" to the game, leveraging his relationships to assist in the development and recruitment of his players.  He truly goes "above and beyond" to assist the Frederick Douglass athletic community!  Coach Nathan McPeek is not only a credit to Bronco Nation, but to the coaching profession and the game of football!Intro music "Next Level" used under license by Composer Rujay Torres.
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