Dennis Parker

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Dennis Parker
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Idabel High School
Biographical details
Born (1950-03-23) March 23, 1950 (age 67)
Idabel, Oklahoma
Playing career
c. 1970 Southeastern Oklahoma State
Position(s) Lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975–1976 Oliver Wendell Holmes HS (TX)
1977–1981 Southeast Missouri State (assistant)
1982–1983 Judson HS (TX) (OC)
1984–1990 Marshall HS (TX)
1991–1993 North Texas
1994–1998 Cleburne HS (TX)
2004–2006 Mesa HS (AZ)
2007–2009 Texas Lutheran
Head coaching record
Overall 17–45–1 (college)

Dennis Parker (born March 23, 1950) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of North Texas from 1991 to 1993 and at Texas Lutheran University from 2007 to 2009, compiling a career college football record of 17–45–1.

Parker began his coaching career in the high school ranks as an assistant at San Antonio Edison, San Antonio Holmes and Converse Judson. At Converse Judson, Parker was the offensive coordinator under coach Frank Arnold, as the team won the 1983 state championship. In 1984, he took over head coaching duties at Marshall, guiding the school to a 56–27–1 record in seven years. In 1990, his team won a state championship versus Converse Judson. Parker was named the Texas High School Coach of the Year in 1988 and in 1990.

Moving into the collegiate ranks, Parker succeeded Corky Nelson at North Texas in 1991. He left in 1993 after three losing seasons. He later coached at Cleburne and Mesa before becoming head coach at Texas Lutheran. On November 9, 2009, Parker resigned as head coach at Texas Lutheran, where he had 3 more losing seasons. [1]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Texas Mean Green (Southland Conference) (1991–1993)
1991 North Texas 3–7–1 2–5 T–6th
1992 North Texas 4–7 3–4 5th
1993 North Texas 4–7 2–5 T–5th
North Texas: 11–21–1 7–14
Texas Lutheran Bulldogs (American Southwest Conference) (2007–2009)
2007 Texas Lutheran 2–8 2–6 7th
2008 Texas Lutheran 4–6 3–5 6th
2009 Texas Lutheran 0–10 0–8 9th
Texas Lutheran: 6–24 5–19
Total: 17–45–1