June 6, 1949 |
|High school||State College
(State College, Pennsylvania)
|College||Lock Haven (1968–1971)|
|NBA draft||1971 / Undrafted|
|1972–1974||Virginia (graduate assistant)|
|1974–1977||William & Mary (assistant)|
|1977–1983||William & Mary|
|2000–2002||Ohio State (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
His 1990-91 Nittany Lions won the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament and stunned UCLA, 74-69, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at the Syracuse Carrier Dome
Parkhill's efforts assembled a team that's generally regarded as one of the best in the history of the program, though he resigned Sept. 6, 1995 just before what proved to be a memorable season. The 1995-96 Nittany Lions, led by Jerry Dunn and assistants Ed DeChellis (now head coach at Navy) and Frank Haith (now head coach at Missouri), started 13-0 (ranked as high as No. 9 in AP poll), moved from Rec Hall to the Bryce Jordan Center, finished tied for second in the Big Ten, the school's highest placing ever, but were upset as a 5-seed in the NCAA first round by Arkansas.
Parkhill guided Penn State to four straight 20-win seasons before starting play in the Big Ten in 1992-93. All 43 seniors who played for him at Penn State did graduate.
His father, Will, lettered for the Nittany Lion basketball team in 1948. A 1967 State College Area High School graduate, Parkhill lettered in three sports at Lock Haven University before graduating in 1971. His younger brother, Barry Parkhill, was a basketball standout at the University of Virginia.
His tenure at William & Mary was fairly successful. Bruce guided the Indians (W&M's official mascot at the time) to an 89-75 (54.3%) overall record between 1977-1983. On December 7, 1977 William & Mary upset second-ranked North Carolina 78-75, in Williamsburg. The 1982-83 season saw W&M go 9-0 in conference play to win the ECAC South regular season championship. .
Head coaching record
|William & Mary Tribe (Independent) (1977–1979)|
|1977–78||William & Mary||16–10|
|1978–79||William & Mary||9–17|
|William & Mary Tribe (ECAC South) (1979–1983)|
|1979–80||William & Mary||12–15|
|1980–81||William & Mary||16–12||6–4||4th|
|1981–82||William & Mary||16–12||6–5||4th|
|1982–83||William & Mary||20–9||9–0||1st||NIT Opening Round|
|William & Mary:||89–75||23–10|
|Penn State Nittany Lions (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1983–1991)|
|1988–89||Penn State||20–12||12–6||4th||NIT Second Round|
|1989–90||Penn State||25–9||13–5||2nd||NIT Final Four, 3rd Place|
|1990–91||Penn State||21–11||10–8||T–3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|Penn State Nittany Lions (Independent) (1991–1992)|
|1991–92||Penn State||21–8||NIT Opening Round|
|Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten Conference) (1992–1995)|
|1994–95||Penn State||21–11||9–9||7th||NIT Final Four, 3rd Place|
- William & Mary men's basketball history - Media Guide 2007-08. Accessed January 10, 2014.