|Posted on 1/23/2018 2:54:00 AM.|
Philadelphia's Doug Pederson is the first person with Louisiana ties to serve as a head coach in the Super Bowl head coach. Pederson was the head coach at Calvary Baptist in Shreveport from 2004 to 2008, and also played quarterback at ULM. Former Calvary Baptist assistant coach Terry Slack says Pederson is a football savant.
“He knew so much about football because he was an NFL quarterback for 12 years. He knew defense, special teams, and he knew offense extremely well and the way he communicated that to players was outstanding.”
Slack says Pederson took over a high school team that had just been formed the year before, that wasn’t exactly stacked with future college stars. He says Pederson has a gift for connecting with his players.
“We played football with freshman in the first year and won five games and went to the playoffs. First time they played football. If you look at his record the next three years we won a whole lot of football games.”
Slack says Pederson’s faith is a driving force in his personal, and professional life.
“Doug was a man of faith and really encouraged the kids to be in church. He didn’t just prepare them to play football great but to be great husbands, great fathers, and great citizens down the road.”
The Super Bowl is Sunday February 4th.
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