Red Parker

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Red Parker
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1931-10-26)October 26, 1931
Hampton, Arkansas
Died January 4, 2016(2016-01-04) (aged 84)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1953–1960 Fordyce HS (AR)
1961–1965 Arkansas A&M
1966–1972 The Citadel
1973–1976 Clemson
1980 Vanderbilt (QB)
1981 Southern Arkansas
1982–1987 Delta State
1988–1991 Ole Miss (OC/QB)
1996–1998 Ouachita Baptist
Head coaching record
Overall 137–127–8 (college)

Jimmy Dale "Red" Parker[1] (October 26, 1931 – January 4, 2016) was an American football coach. From 1961 to 1965, he served as the head football coach at Arkansas A&M, where he compiled a 29–19–2 record. From 1966 to 1972, he coached at The Citadel in South Carolina. He compiled a 46–37 record there. From 1973 to 1976, he coached at Clemson, where he compiled a 17–25–2 record. In 1981, he coached at Southern Arkansas University, where he compiled a 7–3 record. From 1982 to 1987, he coached at Delta State University. From 1996 to 1998, he coached at Ouachita Baptist University where he compiled a 10–20 record.

Parker was named the first ever high school football coach for the Harmony Grove Cardinals, in Benton, Arkansas. His team won the school's first ever varsity game against Poyen High School Indians on September 3, 2010 by a score of 35–14.[2] He announced his resignation from Harmony Grove on October 28, 2015, effective at the end of the 2015 season, citing health reasons.[3] He died on January 4, 2016 from complications of heart disease.[4][5]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Arkansas A&M Boll Weevils (Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference) (1961–1965)
1961 Arkansas A&M 2–8 1–6
1962 Arkansas A&M 3–6–1 2–4–1
1963 Arkansas A&M 9–1 6–1 1st
1964 Arkansas A&M 8–2 6–1 2nd
1965 Arkansas A&M 7–2–1 5–1–1 1st
Arkansas A&M: 29–19–2 20–13–2
The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern Conference) (1966–1972)
1966 The Citadel 4–6 3–5 6th
1967 The Citadel 5–5 2–4 7th
1968 The Citadel 5–5 4–2 2nd
1969 The Citadel 7–3 4–2 3rd
1970 The Citadel 5–6 4–2 2nd
1971 The Citadel 8–3 4–2 3rd
1972 The Citadel 5–6 4–3 4th
The Citadel: 39–34 25–20
Clemson Tigers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1973–1976)
1973 Clemson 5–6 4–2 3rd
1974 Clemson 7–4 4–2 T–2nd
1975 Clemson 2–9 2–3 5th
1976 Clemson 3–6–2 0–4–1 7th
Clemson: 17–25–2 10–11–1
Southern Arkansas Muleriders (Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference) (1981)
1981 Southern Arkansas 7–3
Southern Arkansas: 7–3
Delta State Statesmen (Gulf South Conference) (1982–1987)
1982 Delta State 6–4 3–4 T–4th
1983 Delta State 5–5 3–5 7th
1984 Delta State 7–3–1 5–2–1 4th
1985 Delta State 4–6–1 3–4–1 5th
1986 Delta State 6–4–1 4–3–1 T–4th
1987 Delta State 6–4–1 3–4–1 T–5th
Delta State: 34–26–4 21–22–4
Ouachita Baptist Tigers (NCAA Division II independent) (1996)
1996 Ouachita Baptist 3–7
Ouachita Baptist Tigers (Lone Star Conference) (1997–1998)
1997 Ouachita Baptist 4–6 3–5 T–8th
1998 Ouachita Baptist 3–7 3–5 9th
Ouachita Baptist: 10–20 6–10
Total: 137–127–8
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coach Jimmy "Red" Dale Parker Obituary
  2. ^ Jeff Hartsell (October 5, 2013). "At age 81, former Citadel football coach Red Parker still in the game". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Jeremy Muck (October 28, 2015). "High school, college coach Jimmy "Red" Parker resigning". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/jan/04/longtime-football-coach-jimmy-red-parker-dies/
  5. ^ Jeff Hartsell (January 4, 2016). "Former Citadel, Clemson coach Red Parker dies at 84". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 

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