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Football - Fri, Feb. 25, 2011
Oklahoma Baptist has taken the next big step in adding football, swimming and lacrosse with the hiring of Jack Peavey as assistant athletic director for new sports implementation and director of football operations.

Peavey comes to OBU from Texas A&M-Commerce where he was assistant head coach/offensive line coach.

"Jack brings a portfolio of great contacts in fundraising," said OBU President Dr. David Whitlock. "As he discussed his own spiritual growth over the last several years and his desire to invest his life in God-honoring service, he convinced me that his greatest desire is to see God glorified through a Christ-centered athletics program. He will serve alongside our great athletics department and AD Dr. Norris Russell in developing these new sports as model programs befitting a Christian, liberal arts university."

In his capacity at OBU, Peavey will be responsible for overseeing the hiring of the coaching staff, facility implementation, equipment purchase, scheduling, fundraising, budget preparation and other duties as assigned.

"The task of implementing new sports at OBU (especially football) is daunting to say the least," said Dr. Norris Russell, OBU director of athletics. "To have a man of Jack Peavey's caliber who has football and administrative experience at various levels is a blessing. His knowledge base, his network of coaches, and his enthusiasm make him an excellent fit for the task at hand. I look forward to working with Mr. Peavey as we move forward with our sports programs at OBU. "

In his first year at A&M-Commerce, offensive lineman R.J. Brisbon and David Sudderth earned first team all-Lone Star Conference North Division honors.

Prior to A&M-Commerce, he had stops as a football head coach (Southwest Baptist University, William Paterson University), offensive coordinator (Mississippi College, Millsaps College) and position coach (Alabama State University, University of Arkansas, Brown University, Jacksonville State University, Millersville University and University of Rhode Island).

As a high school football coach at Bishop Feehan in Attleboro, Mass., he advanced to four-consecutive state championship games, winning three in a row and posting a 44-4-2 record in a four-year span.  

Peavey was also a successful student athlete, where he earned multiple honors and went on to play in the National Football League with the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos.

He has been involved with 13 different football programs as a player and as a coach -  nine of those have played for state titles, ranked nationally, played in the post season, won conference titles, received bowl invitations, played for or won national titles as well as played in the Super Bowl.