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Mike Peck hired as new football head coach at Mark Morris High School

Former Prairie head coach grew up in Longview and is a graduate of R.A. Long High School

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: February 23, 2024, 3:27pm

The Longview boy is a returning home.

Mike Peck, the former head coach at Prairie High School, has been hired as the new head coach at Mark Morris High School. Peck replaces Shawn Perkins, who resigned earlier this year after 21 seasons as the Monarchs’ coach.

“Mark Morris High School is pleased and excited to announce Mike Peck as our new head football coach,” Mark Morris athletic director Robert Blackman said in a release Friday. “Coach Peck brings to Mark Morris a wealth of experience and success as he takes over as head football coach, pending school board approval.”

Peck and his family has a long and rich history in Longview. Peck is a 2006 graduate of R.A. Long High School. His father, Larry Peck, coached football at R.A. Long, and his grandfather, Don Peck, began his teaching and coaching career in 1959 at Mark Morris.

Mike Peck got his start in coaching high school football in 2009 at East Valley High School in Spokane while he was still a student at Whitworth College.

After two seasons as an assistant at East Valley, Peck joined the staff at Battle Ground, working as offensive coordinator under his father. Under the Pecks, Battle Ground posted an 8-3 season in 2015 and reached the state playoffs for the first time in 36 years.

In 2018, after one season as the offensive coordinator at Prairie High School, Mike Peck became the head coach at Prairie, where he posted a 20-17 mark in four seasons.

That included a 2019 season in which the Falcons won the 3A Greater St. Helens League title and advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in 27 years.

Peck has spent the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Burley High School in Burley, Idaho, where his teams twice scored 82 or more points during games in the 2022 season.