|Team||Idabel High School|
March 23, 1950 |
|c. 1970||Southeastern Oklahoma State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Oliver Wendell Holmes HS (TX)
Southeast Missouri State (assistant)
Judson HS (TX) (OC)
Marshall HS (TX)
Cleburne HS (TX)
Mesa HS (AZ)
|Head coaching record|
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.
Head coaching record
|North Texas Mean Green (Southland Conference) (1991–1993)|
|Texas Lutheran Bulldogs (American Southwest Conference) (2007–2009)|
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