Peter Badovinac
Arizona Cardinals
Position:Assistant Wide Receivers Coach
Personal information
Born: (1989-10-06) October 6, 1989 (age 30)
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Career information
College:Michigan State
Career history
As coach:
* Missouri (2013–2014)
Graduate Assistant

Peter Badovinac (born October 6, 1989) is an American football coach who is the currently the assistant wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). [1]

Early lifeEdit

Badovinac played high school football at Loyola Academy where he was coached by former NFL linebacker, John Holecek. In 2007 he was selected Chicago Catholic League Offensive Player of the Year. [2] He started his collegiate career in 2008 at Drake, where he redshirted and then played one season prior to transferring to Michigan State. He then played for the Spartans from 2010 to 2012. During his time at MSU, the Spartans won the 2010 Big Ten Championship, played in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game in 2011, and won two bowl games.[3]

Coaching careerEdit


Following his playing career, Badovinac worked for two years at Missouri, where he helped the Tigers to a 22-5 record and back-to-back SEC East titles. Badovinac began his career in coaching as a recruiting graduate assistant at Missouri prior to serving as a defensive graduate assistant for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. [4]

Missouri StateEdit

Badovinac worked for three years (2015-17) as the linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator at Missouri State. During his time with the Bears, Badovinac mentored 2016 consensus All-American and current Houston Texans Dylan Cole, who was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award after leading the nation in tackles per game. [5] [6]

Ohio StateEdit

On March 9th, 2018, Badovinac was hired as a defensive graduate assistant at Ohio State. The Buckeyes won the Big Ten Conference and the Rose Bowl. [7]


In January of 2019, Badovinac was hired as a defensive graduate assistant at Oklahoma, a position he held briefly before leaving to join the Arizona Cardinals. [8]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On February 6th, 2019, Badovinac was hired by the Arizona Cardinals to be their assistant wide receivers coach. [9]

Coaching treeEdit

NFL head coaches under whom Peter Badovinac has served:

NCAA head coaches under whom Peter Badovinac has served:


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