Day Job: Admissions Liaison for Cathedral High School
Family - Wife: Jeanne Peebles, Kids: Molly Herdrich ‘10, married to Dave Herdrich. Works as a speech pathologist in Lawrence Township. Jacob Peebles ‘12, engaged to Kelsey Carpenter, lives in Pawtucket, RI. Works in medical device sales. Monica Peebles ‘13 is a Veterinarian in Romeo, Michigan.Years of Service at Cathedral: 15 years; 1995-2004 & 2018-Present
Football and Coaching History:
Why Cathedral: Cathedral has been a huge part of my life. My father, Julian Peebles, graduated from Cathedral in 1964. My mother, Susie Peebles, was a St. Agnes grad ‘64. My sisters, Mollie ‘90 and Katie ‘94 and brother Terry ‘92 are all graduates. All three of my kids attended and graduated from Cathedral. I returned to Cathedral because to me Cathedral is family.
Favorite CHS FB Memory: Winning Cathedral’s first non-mythical State Championship in 86
Day Job: Science Teacher at Cathedral
Years at Cathedral: 16th Season
Coaching History: 16th year at Cathedral; 12th as Coordinator; coached 3 years at Lafayette Central Catholic while an undergrad at Purdue University.
Family: Wife - Amanda, Speech-Language Pathologist in Warren Township at the Pre-School, Noah - 10 - 4th grade at St. Matthew, Gabe - 7 - 1st grade at St. Matthew
Why Cathedral?: "The expectation and commitment to excellence from all the student-athletes are unique; the tradition of the football program creates an environment of being a part of something bigger than yourself."
Favorite CHS FB Memories: Winning each State Championship with that individual Senior class is always very special. Games - Defeating Evansville Reitz in ‘10, Defeating Moeller on Drake Myers FG, and Columbus East in ‘11, and the 2020 Season. Saying the rosary on the bus each week.
Day Job: Social Studies Teacher at Lawrence Central, Received 30 years of service award at Lawrence Central last spring
Years at Cathedral: 16th Season, 36th Season overall coaching high school football
Coaching History: Head Coach Lawrence Central (96-05), previous to that 5 years at Scecina as a teacher and Assistant Coach
Family: Julie (Wife, Principal at Cathedral), 3 children: Connor '11 (lives in Denver. CO....works as a Business Development Manager for Endeavor), Colin '14 (lives in New York City...works as a Leveraged Finance Investment Banker at CitiBank), and Catherine '23 ( Junior at Cathedral and member of the Girls Volleyball Program).
Why Cathedral?: "Coaching at Cathedral allows me to stay close to a game that I loved as a kid and surrounds me with extremely good people."
Favorite CHS FB Memories: Being part of the State championship run for both Connor and Collin. Both boys were Captains their Senior Years...
Day Job: Production Manager Heartland Food Products
Years at Cathedral: 14th Season
Family: Wife, Eleanor Brownlow is a Circuit Court Judge (Family Law) Daughter, Bailey (8th grade, St Matthews), Son, Blake (3rd grade, St Mathews), and Daughter, Blaire (1st grade, St Mathews)
Why Cathedral?: The lifetime comradery and friendships that are developed. And the teachers and coaches that make an impact, like Coach O'Hara and Coach McGinley for me. It’s been a blessing to be part of this program!
Favorite CHS FB Memories: As a player, winning the 1986 State Championship. As a coach, helping mentor the players to become better players and young men.
Years at Cathedral: 19th Season
Football History: Football coach for 32 years. This is the 54th high school team I have coached. I have Coached freshman, sophomore, JV and Varsity. Played high school football.
Family: Son Brandon '14, Miami (OH) Grad. Currently a doctoral graduate student in Management and Leadership at University of Nebraska Lincoln.
Why Cathedral?: Cathedral’s holistic educational philosophy is right in line with my personal beliefs. We get to work with some amazing student-athletes and their families.
Favorite CHS FB Memories: The easiest answer would be the 2006 state championship season, it was the first time I was part of a state championship team. My mother’s favorite holiday was Thanksgiving and after every game I would call home to tell my dad the score. When she realized I would miss Thanksgiving, she was not happy. But when we won, she asked me to buy my ring for me. So that ring means the world to me, now. But the truth is that the opportunity to help our athletes reach their full potential in and out of the classroom is better than any game.
Football History: Started playing football in 5th grade at St. Kieran’s in Chicago Heights, IL. Attended Marian Catholic in Chicago Heights was a 3 sport athlete - football, wrestling and baseball. Attended Illinois State University – 2 sport athlete – football & baseball, graduated in 4 yrs with a BS in Business Admin. NFL – Tampa Bay ’85, Indianapolis ’87-’92 & Green Bay ’93-’98 – Was one of the six captains on the SB XXXI Team.
Family: 3 Daughters, 4 grandkids – Nikki '04 married to Matt Cook, son Oliver (9mo), Bri '07 married to Peter Bjelopetrovich, son Camdyn (10yrs), Remy (5yrs), and Otto (1yr), and Paige '09 married to Kevin Brady.
Why Cathedral?: "Always had ties with Fr Kelly. He was our priest when I was playing for the Colts, and then my oldest daughter Nikki decided to attend Cathedral. Coach O’Hara then convinced me to get into coaching."
Favorite CHS FB Memories: 2020 season from our adversity to the State Title. How the team came together through this tough time.
Years at Cathedral: 3rd Season
Football History: I coached 10 years of youth football, including starting the Lawrence Township Pop Warner Football League in 2005.
I started my high school coaching career in 2008 at Lawrence Central as Varsity/JV Wide Receivers Coach and JV Head Coach. I moved to Warren Central in 2013 as the Varsity/JV Wide Receivers Coach and joined Cathedral's staff in 2019 as Varsity /JV Wide Receivers Coach.
Family: Daughters, Nicco (34) and my 14 year old grandson, Kendra (33) live in St. Louis and both are married. My son, Landon lives with my 4 year old grandson Maccai in Phoenix, AZ
Why Cathedral?: I came to CHS for several reasons. The first was because of the rich tradition of CHS, not just football and sports, but also because of the academic excellence. The Irish Community is close and is great. I had a friend Adell Means whose son Shiloh was playing here and I saw the benefit that Shiloh got from CHS and also the benefit of having student-athletes like Shiloh make CHS special. The football program is legendary and I wanted to be a part of it and after meeting with Coach Peebles who is one of three coaches I would want to coach with, it was a “no brainer” for me. Coach Peebles said “it's God, family and football in that order here” and that’s been exactly how it’s been since I’ve been here!
Years at Cathedral: 4th Season
Also help coach Track & Field during the Spring
Football History: Playing - East Chicago Central 2003-2007, University of Indianapolis 2007-2008
Coaching - Lawrence Central 2016 - 2018, Cathedral 2018 - Present
Family: Wife, Jessica Daniels, MSW District Level Social Worker/Program Navigator for Warren Township
Why Cathedral?: Coach Peebles gave me an opportunity to fulfill a dream of mine to coach football. I'm forever grateful for that so I followed him over from LC.
Day Job: Teacher in MSD Lawrence Township
Years at Cathedral: 1st Season
Football History: Playing Career, High School: Carmel High School (2006-09) State Champion in 2007, Team Captain 2008, and 4th in Carmel All-Time Rushing Yards: 2,798 Yards (6.94 Yd AVG), All-State 2008 College: Purdue University 2009-13, Team Captain 2013, 3 Year Starter at Fullback and Special Teams, Academic ALL-BIG TEN 2011-13. Coaching Career, Lawrence Central High School: 2014-20.
Family: Wife: Abbie, Daughter: Sara Maeve (2-Preschool at St. Elizabeth Seton). Dogs: Molly & Zeek
Why Cathedral?: Coach Bill Peebles has been a very influential and positive mentor in my life and he offered me the opportunity to come to be a part of the Irish Football Family in January 2021. It has by far been the best season of coaching I have ever been a part of. There are 5 “Fs” that are very important to me, Faith, Family, Friends, Football, and For the Kids. At Cathedral High School, ALL 5 of those are core values that everyone embodies on a daily basis and I am beyond blessed to be a part of the Irish Football Family.
Favorite CHS FB Memories: Praying with the Irish Football
Day Job: Assistant Vice President at Royal United Mortgage
Football History: I was an offensive lineman (Center) for Indiana University then switched over to a defensive lineman during my sophomore year. After my playing years, I ended up turning around and coach the defensive line with IU for the next year (Student Coach). I then began my coaching career again with Cathedral a few years later.
Family: Caitlin McGuigan (CVT Team Leader at Community North Heart Hosptial), Children – Mallory McGuigan (6) – She is top of her class in Mathematics (Go Figure), Loves Soccer, and Loves Singing loudly for all to hear, Gemma McGuigan (3) – She just started Pre-K, she is wild and crazy at home, loves to tackle people (Go Figure), is extremely shy if she is around people she doesn’t know, Connor McGuigan (1) – Aka Little Man, Con-Man. He is a future NFL prospect (they start early), loves anything with lights and noise
Why Cathedral?: Great program, Great Student-Athletes, and my mother is the athletic secretary.
Favorite CHS FB Memories: Getting in trouble for celebrating a touchdown with Holden Parson on the field (Aka make sure the players get off the field first, don’t run out and jump up in the air to chest bump – Lesson learned) – Other than that, winning state and trying to win state back to back is top of the list!
Day Job: Vice President of Sales, Earthwave Technologies
Years at Cathedral: 4th overall, 2nd season with Coach Peebles, 2 seasons with Coach O’Hara previously.
Football History: Played CYO football for St. Lawrence, Cathedral from 93-96, played on the 1996 State Team, Ball State Cardinals, participated on various Arena, Indoor, Minor League, and Semi Pro football teams, as a Player, Coach, and Owner for 13 years after College.
Family: My wife, Meghann Triggs, is a Special Education Teacher in Wayne Township, she was a CYO kid growing up. We have Three (3) children. Our oldest is Evan Triggs Jr (15), Sophomore at Cathedral, he plays Football #55 - Offensive Line, and Basketball. Our daughter is Tatum Triggs (13), is an 8th Grade at St. Pius X – She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, she plays Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, and a Cheerleader. Our youngest is Ty Triggs (11), he’s a 6th Grader Forest Glen Spanish Immersion school in Lawrence, he is one of the ball boys for the Cathedral football team, he plays Football, Baseball, and Basketball.
Why Cathedral?: Cathedral changed my life. It’s the faith, support, the faculty, alumni, and the coaches. We love winning
Years at Cathedral: 3rd Season on staff, 2nd Season coaching
Favorite CHS FB Memories: State in 2020. Having been on the losing end of several championship games as a player or coach, being a part of the family that won that championship is something I'll cherish forever.