John Peterson - Former NFL College Scout, CFL Personnel Director, and CFB Head Coach
John Peterson currently works as an NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Regional Scout with 44 years in the football profession. He spent 18 years coaching football, and 26 years in professional football as a General Manager, Player Personnel Director, and Area Scout. In June 2016, he retired from the NFL with 19 years of service, 11 with the Seattle Seahawks, 8 years with the Carolina Panthers, and was the 2010 C.O. Bracato NFL scout of the year. During this time, Peterson went to Super Bowl 40 with the Seahawks and Super Bowl 50 with the Panthers. Prior to the NFL, Peterson spent 4 yeras in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with Ottawa and Toronto as Player Personnel Director and 2 years in the World League of America as the General Manager of the San Antonio Riders. His 18 years of football coaching experience and 11 years of Head Coaching experience, consisted of stops at Highland HS, Highland College, Indiana University, Northern Illinois University, Westminster College, Frostburgh State University, Holy Cross COllege, and Bemidji State University. Peterson holds a BS degree from Eastern Michigan University, an MA degree from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D from the University of Utah. Peterson and his wife Wendy have 6 children and 10 grandchildren. Their son Blair is on the coaching staff at Rice University.