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MARK PEACH
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH 


Danville High School would like to welcome Mark Peach as our new head football coach. Coach Peach brings 27 years of coaching experience including 22 years and 171 victories as a head football coach at the high school and collegiate level. This past season he served as head football coach at Trigg County High School.

Coach Peach began his football career as a player at Anderson County High School where he played for former Danville Coach, and Football Hall of Fame member, Sam Harp. Coach Peach went on to play collegiately at Campbellsville University.

After coaching at Franklin Simpson, Hancock County, Dunbar, and Campbellsville University, he returned to his alma mater and coached at Anderson County High School for 15 seasons. He is the all-time wins leader in school history with 113. In 2007, Peach led the Bearcats to a 10-0 season and was named the Kentucky Class 5A State Coach of the Year. He also led the Bearcats to a state runner-up finish in 2011, which was the first time in school history.

While at ACHS, Peach became a regular participant for the Kentucky All-Stars. He was named assistant coach once, offensive coordinator three times, and head coach once.

Coach Peach's football philosophy strives for young men in the program to be successful on the field, off the field, and in the classroom while developing to be great fathers, husbands, and leaders in the community. Likewise, he uses the same attitude and approach with students in the classroom to achieve academic success.

We would also like to welcome Coach Peach's family to the Danville community. Coach Peach married his college sweetheart, Julie, and they have been married for 27 years. They have two children, Rachel who is a high school English teacher in Georgetown, and Brett who is a junior at the University of Kentucky and an aspiring pastor.

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS  
2006-Present: Member of KHSAA Football Advisory Council
2007, 2010, 2016: District Coach of the Year
2007: Class 5A State Coach of the Year
2009: Best of the Bluegrass Offensive Coordinator
2010, 2014: Region Runner-Up 2011: Class 5A State Runner Up (12-3 record, most wins in a season in school history)
2018: Blanton Collier Character Coach of the Year
2019: KY All-Star Head Coach 




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Congrats Coach Peach!

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6 minutes ago, The Flea Market said:

What was his record at Trigg this year???

3-7

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People must not be getting into coaching and staying very long these days. Years ago a 3-7 record would get you fired not a promotion???

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3 hours ago, The Flea Market said:

People must not be getting into coaching and staying very long these days. Years ago a 3-7 record would get you fired not a promotion???

Peach has as good of resume as you will find outside of maybe 10 current coaches in Ky. Solid hire for Danville. 

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Looks like they got a good one. 

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15 hours ago, The Flea Market said:

People must not be getting into coaching and staying very long these days. Years ago a 3-7 record would get you fired not a promotion???

He's from the central Kentucky area. He spent fifteen years at Anderson before being let go (one season after posting an undefeated regular season record, by the way). He clearly took the Trigg job to stay in coaching but no one expected that to be a long term position. Posting a 3-7 record in one Covid-confused season at a school that's only had three winning seasons in the last decade shouldn't be a knock on the guy.

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36 minutes ago, gchs_uk9 said:

He's from the central Kentucky area. He spent fifteen years at Anderson before being let go (one season after posting an undefeated regular season record, by the way). He clearly took the Trigg job to stay in coaching but no one expected that to be a long term position. Posting a 3-7 record in one Covid-confused season at a school that's only had three winning seasons in the last decade shouldn't be a knock on the guy.

Could have been 0-10 talent but he got them 3 wins. Can be best coach in world but if don’t have players not going to matter. Got to look at whole coaching career not just one year.

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2 hours ago, The Flea Market said:

What were the issues in Anderson Co? He does appear to have a good resume

Really do not know. But, I do believe this.... all of us have a clock at the school we coach. At some point, that clock runs out and we need to move on. 
 

If Shula and Noll had a clock... we ALL have a clock. Although , looks like Saban may be the exception. 😄 

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30 minutes ago, ChiefSmoke said:

Really do not know. But, I do believe this.... all of us have a clock at the school we coach. At some point, that clock runs out and we need to move on. 
 

If Shula and Noll had a clock... we ALL have a clock. Although , looks like Saban may be the exception. 😄 

And.... given the option.... much better to leave a little early than stay too long. Gets ugly if you stay after the clock runs out. 

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