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MSJ reinstates varsity football, taps Peterson as head coach

RUTLAND—Based on an increase in numbers, Mount Saint Joseph Academy has decided to reinstate varsity football, as the two-year cooperative agreement with Poultney has now expired. The Vermont Principals’ Association has officially granted MSJ release from the cooperative. MSJ now awaits a Division III football schedule from the Vermont Interscholastic Football League.

Submitted Tucker Peterson will lead the Mounties this coming season.
Tucker Peterson will lead the Mounties this coming season.

Coach Tucker Peterson has been chosen to lead the Mountie football program. A graduate of Mill River, Peterson enjoyed an impressive collegiate career at UNH from 2002 until 2007. Peterson was elected team captain in 2006 and received the following honors in 2006: 3rd Team Sports Network All-American, 1st Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference Player, 1st Team All-New England, and winner of Coach’s Choice Spirit Award.

He also was recognized as 1st Team UNH Offensive Guard in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and 3rd Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference Player in 2005.

Peterson’s coaching experiences include serving as the offensive line coach at Marist High School from 2008-2010 and head coach at Mill River High School from 2010-2014. Most recently, Peterson was the offensive line coach at Castleton University from 2015-2016.

Joining Peterson on the MSJ Football staff are his father, Art Peterson, who is credited with inaugurating the football program at Mill River; Dan Charron, a graduate of MSJ (‘85) who played his college ball at UMass; Phil Hall, assistant principal at MSJ and former head football coach; and Ethan Zorzi, who will enter his fourth year as a member of the Mountie football staff.


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