Bradley Dale Peveto begins his fourth season at the University of Houston and serves as the Cougars' Co-Defensive Coordinator while coaching the UH safeties. In his first season in 1999, Peveto mentored the UH secondary, resulting in two of his charges, safeties Kenny Hill and Mike James, being selected as First Team All-Conference selections and in 2000 he coached the cornerbacks.
Last season, two of Peveto's players received high honors. Jermain Woodard was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team as well as to the Freshman Third Team All-American by The Sporting News. In addition, Hanik Milligan was named to the First Team All-Conference USA by College Football News and to the Second Team All-Conference USA by the Conference USA coaches.
Peveto came to Houston after serving as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Northwestern State (La.) University for three years from 1996-98.
While he was at Northwestern State, Peveto helped the Demons capture back-to-back Southland Football League Championships and NCAA I-AA playoff berths. Peveto's "Purple Swarm" defense was ranked nationally in several statistical categories during each of his three seasons, and four of his players earned All-American honors. In addition, four Demon players were selected in the NFL Draft. The 1998 Northwestern State team went 11-3, reached the I-AA semifinals and was ranked third nationally.
Under his direction, the Demon defense also set single game records for fewest yards allowed, fewest rushing yards allowed and most quarterback sacks. Northwestern State also set school season records for most defensive touchdowns scored. In addition, the "Purple Swarm" also set season records for quarterback sacks in two of his three seasons, accumulating 52 in 1998 and 122 in the last three years.
Before his stint at Northwestern State, Peveto spent two seasons on Danny Ford's staff at Arkansas. The Razorbacks were the Southeastern Conference Western Division champions in 1995. While at Arkansas, Peveto served as special teams coordinator and defensive ends and linebackers coach. Arkansas finished 1995 with an 8-5 record and played in the Carquest Bowl.
Peveto went to Arkansas after serving as the outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Southern Mississippi in 1992 and 1993. He also coached the defensive line, linebackers and secondary at Stephen F. Austin from 1988-91. He served as the special teams coordinator all four years, and the Lumberjacks led the nation in punt returns in 1989. SFA also won the Southland Conference and advanced to the 1989 I-AA Championship game. His SFA secondary was nationally ranked in passing efficiency defense in 1990 and 1991.
A 1987 graduate of SMU, Peveto began his coaching career as a secondary coach at Trinity Valley Community College.
Peveto was a four-year letterman for the Mustangs and played in four bowl games (Cotton, Sun, Aloha and Mirage). During his playing career, SMU won two Southwest Conference championships (1982 and 1984) and had a combined record of 43-14-1. He served as team captain in 1986, and earned the Wild Mustang Special Teams Player of the Year award and the Mike Kelsey Award for attitude, hustle and desire as a senior. He also was a member of the 1984 SWC All-Academic team.
Peveto comes from a family with a rich football coaching tradition, as his late father, Ed, coached high school football in the southeast Texas area for many years and was inducted into the Greater Houston Coaches Hall of Honor in 1993. Two of his brothers, Jeff and Garey Birt, currently coach at high schools in the southeast Texas area.
Peveto recruits Southeast Houston, Southeast Texas and the Golden Triangle.
Born December 28, 1962, Peveto is married to the former
Melissa Weser and the couple welcomed their new baby daughter, Payton Marie, on Janaury 23, 2002.