Shawn Peek resigns as Chattooga football coach

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Chattooga head coach Shawn Peek gets after his defense. Four North Georgia School, Ridgeland, Gordon Lee, Dade County and Chattooga had full team and seven on seven scrimmages at Ridgeland High School on July 13, 2021.

Shawn Peek has resigned as head football at Chattooga High School, the veteran coach confirmed Monday.

Peek was 9-21 in three seasons in Summerville, including a 2-8 record this past season with a team breaking in 16 new starters.

The Indians, a day after winning their regular season finale, were hit by tragedy when three players were killed in an automobile accident. Peek did not say the incident played any part in his decision.

"I'm proud of our guys. They endured a lot of adversity and I hope they learned things that will help them be better men," Peek said. "We developed some great relationships with the players and coaches that will last a lifetime."

Prior to coming to Chattooga, Peek spent five seasons as defensive coordinator at South Pittsburg, where he helped that program go 57-10 with four region titles. He also worked for five years as the head coach at North Jackson (Alabama) where he compiled a 50-13 record.

A 1985 Pisgah (Alabama) graduate, Peek has also been a head coach at his alma mater as well as North Sand Mountain and Dade County.

Chattooga athletic director Mark Turner said in a statement Monday, "Coach Shawn Peek has resigned as Chattooga High School's head football coach. We thank him for his service to our students and this program and wish him well in his future endeavors."

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