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Cory Peoples, a former professional American football  Defensive Back Coach, has etched his legacy in football. Born on July 23, 1981, in Bishopville, South Carolina, Cory's football journey began early.

He excelled at Georgia Military College, winning the NJCAA National Championship, and later earned a degree from the University of South Carolina.


Cory's talent led him to the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, where he played before embracing coaching. He coached at various colleges and earned NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowships for his commitment to inclusivity.


Cory's coaching prowess led him to Georgia Southern and Georgia State University, where his impact on defense was evident. However, Cory's contributions extend beyond the field. He founded Free Smoke Academy. A remarkable youth sports mentorship program that empowers young athletes in multiple ways.


Through Free Smoke Academy, Cory aims to inspire and guide aspiring athletes not only in their athletic pursuits but also in their personal and academic growth. The program offers mentorship, skill development, and character-building opportunities, instilling values like discipline, teamwork, and resilience. Cory's dedication to this initiative showcases his deep-rooted belief in the power of sports as a vehicle for positive change.

Cory Peoples' journey—from player to coach, mentor, and community advocate—stands as a testament to his passion for football and his unwavering dedication to shaping young lives both on and off the field.

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