Cole Peeples begins his first season as a graduate assistant with the football program at Cumberland and will work primarily with the offense. He is the older brother of CU offensive lineman Chandler Peeples.
The Conyers, Ga., native played three years on the offensive line at Georgia Southern, seeing action in six total contests. He redshirted his first year in Statesboro before moving to guard and seeing action versus Jacksonville University, Western Carolina and Howard University as a redshirt freshman. Peeples played in two contests as a sophomore (Savannah State, St. Francis [PA]) and one game last season (Savannah State).
He volunteered at the Stirrup Some Fun Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program, Real Men Read and at the Boys and Girls Club. Peeples also served as the junior varsity coach and assistant baseball coach at Portal High School in Statesboro this past spring.
He was a three-year letterwinner for coach Chad Frazier at Heritage High School, earning All-Region honors as a junior and senior. Peeples also garnered All-Region accolades in baseball as a first baseman and pitcher and was a four-time Scholar-Athlete.
He received his bachelor’s in History with a minor in Coaching from Georgia Southern in May 2015. He is currently enrolled in the master’s program for Education at Cumberland.