Former Tennessee WR Peerless Price hired as assistant coach at Ohio Valley Conference school
Peerless Price has landed a job as an assistant coach, and he’ll be on the sidelines quite soon.
On Wednesday, Tennessee State announced that it has hired Price, a former Tennessee wide receiver, to serve as an offensive assistant on its staff. The Tigers are preparing to play a spring season after their fall campaign was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Peerless will be a great addition to the staff,” Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed said in a statement. “He has played the game at a high level collegiately and professionally. He will provide a wealth of knowledge to this staff and we’re glad to have him aboard.”
After playing at Tennessee from 1995-98, Price went on to play nine seasons in the NFL. He played for the Buffalo Bills (1999-2002, 2006-07), Atlanta Falcons (2003-04) and Dallas Cowboys (2005).
“Preparation is the separation,” Price said in a statement. “That’s the way I’ve always went about life. If you don’t prepare you are preparing to fail. With that in mind I just feel like I need to invest and prepare the next generation of young people. Preparing them for the game of life and what it takes to be a successful athlete and human being.”
Tennessee State is set to play its spring season opener against Jacksonville State on Feb. 21. The Tigers have seven games on their schedule.
Price isn’t the only former Tennessee player to recently get considered for an assistant coach opening. Former Vols running back Montario Hardesty is reportedly expected to be hired by South Carolina to serve as its running backs coach.
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