NATCHITOCHES, La. — Northwestern State is turning to a former assistant coach to turn around its football program.

LSU co-defensive coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto agreed late Thursday night to become head coach of the Demons, where he was an assistant from 1996-98. Peveto replaces Scott Stoker, who was dismissed last month after going 43-38 in seven seasons.

Athletic director Greg Burke will reintroduce Peveto at a news conference Monday.