Gary Parrish is an award-winning sports columnist at CBSSports.com and the host of "The Gary Parrish Show" on 92.9 FM ESPN in Memphis. Parrish first gained national prominence for uncovering one of the biggest recruiting scandals in NCAA history—that University of Alabama booster Logan Young paid Trezevant High School football coach Lynn Lang $200,000 to steer All-American prospect Albert Means to the Crimson Tide football team. Parrish now mostly writes about college basketball. He is a Senior Writer at CBSSports.com and a frequent contributor on the CBS Sports Network. His radio show is the top-rated sports talk show in the history of Memphis. Readers of the Memphis Flyer voted it the best sports talk show in Memphis in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Parrish was raised in Horn Lake, Mississippi—where he holds a key to the city.
He previously worked at The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis.