Petty is in his third season as the Cowboys’ secondary coach.
He has coached three all-ASC selections in his first two seasons. Dedrick Strambler was a first-team all-ASC safety a year ago.
He joined the staff, after serving as a student assistant and graduate assistant for the previous three years.
Petty was a standout player for the Cowboys and a three-year starter in the secondary. He played for the Cowboys from 2010-2013 and started 30 straight games.
He finished his career with 202 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss, nine pass breakups, 11 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and two sacks. His 11 forced fumbles are still a school record.
Petty was a second-team All-ASC selection as a junior and was named a first-team All-ASC selection as a senior.
He graduated from HSU with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in counseling and human development.