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Jordan Peterson takes Coaching Job at Fresno State

by Mike Organ

Lexington-ex Jordan Peterson, who has spent the last two seasons as a student assistant at Texas A&M, has been offered an assistant coaching position at Fresno State under Tim DeRuyter. DeRuyter has been serving as defensive coordinator at Texas A&M under Mike Sherman, who was recently replaced. Jordan will be coaching defensive backs at Fresno State.

Peterson began working as a student assistant after receiving his Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction, MAGNA CUM LAUDE, from A & M.

Peterson finished his career at A&M and immediately was appointed to the grad assistant’s position. He is a 2005 graduate of Lexington High School, and was the Valedictorian of his class. He is the son of David and Debbie Peterson. Jordan is the grandson of Carl and Earlene Peterson of Lexington and Alton and Esther Namken of Giddings. He and his wife, Missy, live in College Station.

Fresno is located in mid-state inland California. The city is equidistant from San Franciso and Los Angeles. Fresno State competes in the Western Athletic Conference along with Idaho, Utah State, Nevada-Reno, Hawaii, San Jose State, New Mexico State, UT San Antonio, and Texas State.

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