Chris Parker was the head coach at Chapel Hill High in Georgia from 2008-11 and Pickens High in Georgia from 2012-18. He took over both schools when they were down and turned them into winning programs. He helped both schools win their first playoff game in school history. Coach Parker recently started Parker Resources – a platform in which he shares 20 years of coaching knowledge in the form of documents, online classes, podcasts and videos.
Parker talks about how he stayed so organized during his coaching career (2:30), and how he’s sharing those organizational strategies now (5:15). He talks about growing up playing football in Alabama (9:45), how he got into coaching (12:20), and how he turned around Chapel Hill in his first coaching position (13:15). He talked about being a young coach on a staff of veterans (15:00) and becoming a “name” in the Georgia high school football coaching community. He opens up about why he decided to get out of coaching (18:00). Coach Parker always had a strategy for dealing with parents (24:00).
Parker talks about the motivation behind starting Parker Resources (32:00), what coaches are talking about now that the season has started in 35 states (37:00), the impact of COVID (38:30), and starting a podcast (42:00).