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James Peterson
Varsity
Head Coach

James Peterson is the varsity head coach at Turlock High School. He also works as the Bulldog's defensive line coach. He grew up in Turlock and has lived there most of his life.  James played on the defensive and offensive line all four years at Turlock High School.  After he graduated from high school in June of 1999, James played in the Lion's North Vs. South All-Star Game and also accepted a full athletic football scholarship to Sacramento State University. At Sacramento, James attended classes and played defensive end for two years.  He then decided to move home and focus on his education. In the summer of 2003, James began his football coaching career at Turlock High School where he had the opportunity to assist his former coach Tom Tyler with the defensive line duties. He is currently teaching Special Education at Turlock High School.