After sitting out this past season, longtime college offensive line coach John Peterson looks to be headed back to college football as offensive line coach for Youngstown State University.

Peterson, who entered the coaching profession in 1991 following his playing career at Ohio State, has seen stops at several college programs since starting his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati.

Along the way, Peterson has made stops at Pittsburgh, Akron, Ohio State, Miami Ohio and Alabama Birmingham.

Peterson will replace Carmen Bricillo on Bo Pelini’s staff. Bricillo, who took a job with the New England Patriots coached at Youngstown State for 10 seasons. was first to report on the news.


Dave Berk

Team publisher and recruiting analyst for from 2002-2017. Founded Dave Berk Consulting (, a football recruiting consulting company focused on helping families through the recruiting process in 2016. Founded First Star Football Report in fall of 2018. Has appeared on national, regional and local television and radio including NFL Network, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, 700 WLW, 980 WONE, WCPO CH9 and more. Provided recruiting analysis for FOX Sports Ohio weekly high school game of the week in Southwest Ohio area and was an analyst for the Time Warner Sports (Spectrum Sports) Ohio National Signing Day show.


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