“I’m 22, about to be 23, doing what some 30 years old’s are just getting started doing,” Pettyjohn said in an interview with the Burlington County Times in 2022 when she took the top job as Assistant Director of Football Operations.
Recognizing her organizational prowess during her time at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, football coach Dan Haussman took note of Pettyjohn’s skills beyond sports.
Upon entering Howard University’s sports medicine residency program, Pettyjohn swiftly became an integral part of the Bison football team, demonstrating her capabilities as a graphic designer and equipment manager.
Initially planning to pursue medical school after graduating in 2021, Pettyjohn discovered her passion for football.
The opportunity for a full-time position at Howard arose, and she seamlessly transitioned into the roles of Assistant Director of Football Operations and Director of On-Campus Recruiting, positions crafted specifically for her unique skill set.
Principal Joseph Martin of Rancocas Valley Regional High School commended her accomplishments, emphasizing the significance of a young woman excelling in a male-dominated sector.