Skip Peete

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Skip Peete
Current position
Title Running Backs Coach
Team Chicago Bears
Personal information
Date of birth January 30, 1963
Place of birth Phoenix, Arizona
Alma mater Arizona
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1988–90 University of Pittsburgh
Wide Receivers
1991–92 University of Pittsburgh
Running Backs
1993-94 Michigan State
Wide Receivers
1995 Rutgers
Wide Receivers
1996-97 UCLA
Running Backs
1998–2006 Oakland Raiders
Running Backs
2007–12 Dallas Cowboys
Running Backs
2013–2014 Chicago Bears
Running Backs

Skip Peete is the former running backs coach of the Chicago Bears and the brother of former veteran quarterback Rodney Peete. Prior to being hired by the Bears, he spent six years as the Dallas Cowboys' running backs coach, before which he held the same position with the Oakland Raiders for nine seasons. He also has experience in college, coaching running backs for two years at UCLA, wide receivers at Michigan State and Rutgers, and both running backs and wide receivers at the University of Pittsburgh.[1]

In college, Peete was an All-Big Eight Conference receiver in 1985 with the Kansas Jayhawks. In 1988, Peete became a graduate assistant with the Panthers, and in his final two seasons with Pitt, he coached future Pro Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin. In his two seasons at Michigan State, he coached Muhsin Muhammad and Derrick Mason, who both went on to have successful NFL careers. During his stay at UCLA, he coached running back Skip Hicks to back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons and 20 plus touchdowns and a Pac-10 record 55 career touchdowns. With the Raiders, Tyrone Wheatley and LaMont Jordan recorded career highs in rushing yards with 1,046 in 2000 and 1,025 in 2005, respectively. During the 2002 Raiders season, Peete coached running back Charlie Garner to 962 yards rushing yards on 182 attempts to go along with 941 yards receiving on 91 catches. In 2007, his first year with the Cowboys, Peete helped Marion Barber make his first career Pro Bowl after rushing for career-highs in rushing yards (975) and touchdowns (10). Two years later, Peete guided the Cowboys running game to a franchise-record 4.8 yards per carry. He was subsequently hired by the Bears, reuniting him with former Raiders offensive coordinator and current Bears head coach Marc Trestman.[2]

Personal life

Peete's father Willie also served as running backs coach for the Bears from 1995-97 before becoming a team scout.[2] Peete and his wife Rebeca welcomed twins, Reeco (son) and Gisele (daughter) in April 2007.


  1. "UCLA Hires Skip Peete as Assistant Coach". Associated Press. 1996-01-12. Retrieved 2013-02-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mayer, Larry (2013-07-10). "Peete following in his father's footsteps". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2013-07-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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