Paul B. Parker

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Paul B. Parker
Paul B. Parker Ball State.jpg
Parker pictured in Orient 1928, Ball State yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1898-07-09)July 9, 1898[1]
Greentown, Indiana
Playing career
n/a Indiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1928–1929 Ball State Teachers
1925–1930 Ball State Teachers
Head coaching record
Overall 3–9–2 (football)
55–34 (basketball)

Paul Barbour "Shorty" Parker (born July 9, 1898, date of death unknown) was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Ball Teachers College, Eastern Division, Indiana State Normal School—renamed Ball State Teachers College in 1929 and now known as Ball State University—from 1928 to 1929, compiling a record of 3–9–2. Parker was also the head basketball coach at Ball State from 1925 to 1930, tallying a mark of 55–34. He later coached at Wittenburg University, and at the Springfield, Ohio public schools. During World War II, he was a captain.

High School[edit]

Parker played basketball at Kokomo High School. He graduated in 1917.

World War I[edit]

After graduating high school, he joined the Quartermaster Corps in the U.S. Army. He served until March 13, 1920, and left the service with the rank of post sergeant-major.


Parker enrolled at Indiana University and played three sports. He played varsity basketball for Indiana University from 1922-1925. He was a 6'7" center, and captained the team during his senior year which was also Everett Dean's first year coaching IU. He also played tackle for IU football, and first base for IU baseball.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ball Teachers Hoosieroons / Ball State Teachers Cardinals (Independent) (1928–1929)
1928 Ball Teachers 3–2–2
1929 Ball State Teachers 0–7
Ball State Teachers: 3–9–2
Total: 3–9–2


  1. ^ Haworth, C.V. (1920). History of Howard county in the World War. W.B. Burford, printer. Retrieved 2014-12-03. 

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