Tuesday proclaimed 'Doug Pederson Day' in Ferndale after Eagles' Super Bowl win
FERNDALE, Wash. - The Mayor of Ferndale has proclaimed Tuesday, February 6 as “Doug Pederson Day.”
Pederson, the head coach of the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, grew up in Ferndale and graduated from Ferndale High School in 1986.
He was an all-state athlete and played football, basketball, and baseball for the Golden Eagles.
On Monday, a billboard outside Ferndale High School read, “Congrats to Super Bowl Champ Doug Pederson.
Pederson led Philadelphia to its first Super Bowl championship in franchise history with a 41-33 win over New England on Sunday.
Trophies and memorabilia from Pederson's days still line the trophy cases at Ferndale high school.
Vic Randall, the longtime coach for the Golden Eagles, reminisced about Pederson’s days as a football player.
“He threw a pick, on his very first game, as a sophomore,” said Randall in his Ferndale home Monday. “But he walked up to myself, and he said, don’t worry about it, they’ll be more of them. But I’m going to get it done.”
Pederson was an all-state quarterback with the Golden Eagles during the 1985 season.
He played quarterback at Northeastern Louisiana before thirteen years of professional football.
He won a Super Bowl as a player with the Green Bay Packers in 1997.
In 2009, Pederson joined Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff.
He was named head coach of the Eagles in 2016.