Bill Peterson

Bill Peterson

Player Profile

Slotbacks Coach

Bill Peterson has been instrumental in growing the Hawks' football program. In his fifth season on the Shorter coaching staff, Peterson has also served as Athletic Director since the spring of 2007 and led the winning bid for Shorter College and Rome/Floyd County to host the 2008 and 2009 NAIA Football National Championship contests.

Peterson came to Shorter from Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw, Georgia where he served as head baseball coach. In 2005, Peterson guided Mount Paran to a school record 24 wins and a berth in the state finals. For his efforts, Peterson was recognized as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Coach of the Year.

Prior to coaching, Peterson was president and co-founder of Horizon Medical Products (HMP), a publicly traded corporation headquartered in Atlanta.

Peterson played collegiate football at Texas Lutheran College where he was a member of the 1974 NAIA National Championship team coached by the legendary Jim Wacker. He completed his studies at Florida State University in 1978, graduating with a degree in accounting. His father, Bill Sr., was the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles from 1960-1970 and is credited with bringing the pro passing game to college football. Bill Sr. also coached at Rice University in 1971 and with the National Football League's Houston Oilers from 1972-1973.

Peterson and his wife, Joanna, have four children, Will, Molly, Ben and Sam. Will was an honorable mention all-conference selection as a senior offensive lineman on the 2008 Hawks' Mid-South Western Division championship team.

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