Battle Ground hires football coach

Larry Peck, who grew up in a football family and has been assistant coach at Battle Ground High School, is the Tigers’ new head coach, the school’s athletic director, Karla Kalian, has announced. He replaces Eric Boswell, who stepped down from the post after the 2009 season.

Peck, 51, has been a social studies teacher at BGHS since the 2002-03 school year. On the field, he has been an assistant football coach at the school two different times: 2002-2004 and last season. Between those stints as a Tigers assistant coach, he was an assistant football coach at R.A. Long High in Longview while continuing as a classroom teacher at BGHS.

“I believe in a hard work ethic and coaching from a positive motivational perspective,” Peck said. “We are going to coach them hard and make demands on them physically and mentally because that is how toughness is developed, and that will lead to success as a team. I want to raise the self-esteem of my players so they can be not only better football players, but also better people in general who will stand a greater chance of being successful when they graduate.” 

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