Tucker Peavey, a Brookhaven, Miss., native, returns to Southern Miss to lead the offensive line after enjoying a successful run as a high school coach at his alma mater, Brookhaven High. In nine seasons under Peavey, Brookhaven tallied a 74-32 record mark, making him the winningest coach in that school's history. He captured one Class 4A state title in 2004 and was the Class 5A runner-up in 2010.
He retired from his coaching post after the 2010 campaign and kept his role as athletics director the last year.
Peavey got his coaching start at Southern Miss, where he was a student coach during the 1983 and 1984 seasons and graduated from the University in 1986.
Peavey began his full-time coaching career at Petal High School under both Rush McKay and Pat Davis before going to LSU in 1988-90 as a graduate assistant coach under Mike Archer where he worked exclusively with the offensive line.
He later became offensive coordinator at Itawamba Community College for one year. Following a brief stint as offensive coordinator at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, La., he joined the staff at Louisiana-Monroe as the offensive line coach and assistant head coach from 1993 to 1999.
Following his time at ULM, Peavey spent three seasons (1999-2001) at Louisiana-Lafayette before taking the head job at Pearl River Community College in January of 2002. His stint there was brief, as he got the opportunity to return to his high school alma mater as both coach and athletic director.
He is married to the former Leah Ann Holtslander of Natchez. They have four children and two grandsons, Lauren Landry, Ashley Holtslander, Nick Peavey and Emily Freeman and grandsons Tucker and Tarver.
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