October 26, 1931|
January 4, 2016 (aged 84)|
Little Rock, Arkansas
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1953–1960||Fordyce HS (AR)|
|1988–1991||Ole Miss (OC/QB)|
|Head coaching record|
Jimmy Dale "Red" Parker (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 high school football coach for the Harmony Grove Cardinals, in Benton, Arkansas. His team won the school's first varsity game against Poyen High School Indians on September 3, 2010 by a score of 35–14. He announced his resignation from Harmony Grove on October 28, 2015, effective at the end of the 2015 season, citing health reasons. He died on January 4, 2016 from complications of heart disease.
Head coaching record
|Arkansas A&M Boll Weevils (Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference) (1961–1965)|
|The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern Conference) (1966–1972)|
|Clemson Tigers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1973–1976)|
|Southern Arkansas Muleriders (Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference) (1981)|
|Delta State Statesmen (Gulf South Conference) (1982–1987)|
|Ouachita Baptist Tigers (NCAA Division II independent) (1996)|
|Ouachita Baptist Tigers (Lone Star Conference) (1997–1998)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- Coach Jimmy "Red" Dale Parker Obituary
- 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.
- Jeremy Muck (October 28, 2015). "High school, college coach Jimmy "Red" Parker resigning". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- Jeff Hartsell (January 4, 2016). "Former Citadel, Clemson coach Red Parker dies at 84". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. Retrieved January 4, 2016.