Biography

Coach Pedersen is the proud father of Dominic (17), Dakota (13) and Zavier (8).  He is also happily married to Brenda Pedersen and has three step kids Hannah(18) Hunter(16) and Henry(13).

Coach Pedersen is in his 6th year as Head Coach of the Mount Vernon Football Program and 28th year overall. Over the past fifthteen seasons his teams have compiled a 119-48 record.  In 2017 Coach Pedersen lead the Mount Vernon Mustangs to a 9-2 season and a back to back District title. In 2016 Coach Pedersen lead the Mount Vernon Mustangs to a 9-3 season and the state semi-finals. In 2015 Coach Pedersen lead the Mount Vernon Mustangs to an 11-3 season and the state title game.  His team finished the season as the state runner-up in class 2A.  In 2014, Coach Pedersen's first season he lead the team to a 6-5 finish where they won their first playoff game in over 10 seasons.  

Before coming to Mount Vernon, Coach Pedersen was Head Coach for the Wilton Beavers. The Wilton Football Program had its first playoff appearance in Coach Pedersen's first year as their coach in 2004. Under his direction, Wilton was an undefeated District Champion three times and made the playoffs eight of his 10 years as head coach.

Coach Pedersen brings with him two state championship experiences (one as a coach and one as a player) and has been a coach or player in 35 state play-off games.

Coach Pedersen is also a 5th through 8th grade Wellness instructor.  Coach Pedersen also coaches junior high girls basketball.  Coach Pedersen enjoys spending time with his kids, and loves the outdoors.

Coach Pedersen's Awards

District Coach of the Year: 2013, 2012, 2007, 2006, 2005

Ed Thomas Award Winner

Board of Director Iowa Football Coaches Association

2009 SE Iowa District Coach of the Year (Softball)

2008 Iowa Shrine Bowl Assistant Coach

1994 and 2019 Iowa Shrine Bowl Game Day Press box Coach

 

 

Coach Pedersen can be contacted via email at lpedersen@mvcsd.org