Zach Peterson has taken several “next steps” in life the past few years, and he announced another one this week.

Peterson, the Olentangy High School boys lacrosse team’s coach since 2013, resigned to become an assistant principal at Olentangy Liberty. Peterson announced his decision June 20.

“I started pursuing my administrative license about three years ago, and the more I got into that, the more I got passionate about kids growing in the classroom,” Peterson said. “It’s been a long time coming. I am passionate about education and when this opportunity arose, it was too good of an offer to pass up.”

Peterson, who taught Spanish at Olentangy the past two school years, compiled a 67-34 record in five seasons with the Braves. This spring, the Braves went 15-6 overall and 5-2 in the OCC-Buckeye Division, losing to Liberty 13-6 in the Division I, Region 1 final.

Peterson and his wife, Colleen, also have had two daughters during the past two seasons: Kennedy, 14 months, and Taylor, who was born May 16.

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