James Madison HS names new head football coach, athletic coordinator

Blaine Pederson to bring 23 years of experience to position

SAN ANTONIO – Blaine Pederson has been named the new head football coach and athletic coordinator for James Madison High School in the North East Independent School District.

In a letter addressed to "Madison Parents and Guardians", newly named principal Steve Zimmerman pointed out the experience Pederson will bring to the job with his 23 years of coaching, 22 of which were in the NEISD.

“Coach Pederson has a proven track record of success with every staff he has been a part of,” Zimmerman wrote of Pederson. “We are excited about having him return to his roots.”

Pederson, a 1989 graduate of James Madison High School, worked for the Mavericks from 1995-2008.

At that time he was also the defensive coordinator for the school’s football team and the head wrestling coach. Pederson also served as the defense coordinator for Johnson High School.

Pederson is replacing John Campbell, who resigned in February.

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