Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
Tom Peeler

Winner of the Outstanding Tri-County Sports Figure for 1969, 1972 and co-winner in 1984, Tom Peeler ended his career as head football coach at Richwoods High School last year after 30 years of coaching. But Peeler ended that career on a very high note, after leading the Knights to a Class 5A State Championship in a 21-14 win over Deerfield. It was a proud moment in Tri-County football history - the first time in 11 years an area team had made it past the second round.

Peeler's overall record is 188-104-2, but it is his 20 year record of 129-68-1 at Richwoods for which he is most noted, winning seven conference titles, with six undefeated teams in regular season play.

Peeler received great satisfaction in being able to coach his four sons: Tom, David, Jeff and Greg. The football squads on which his sons played produced a record of 59-4-1 including a 13-0 season and a state championship. His son Greg was quarterback of this 1984 championship team.