Dennis Parker set to retire from Idabel

Dennis Parker has coached football at both the high school and college level, but his most successful time was in the late 80's and early 90's when he was the head coach of the Marshall Mavericks.

He was named the Texas Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1990. 

Parker retired in 2009 after a stint with Texas Lutheran.

In 2014 he was talked out of his retirement to go home and fix an Idabel program that hadn't had a winning season since 2006. 

Since then the Warriors have compiled a 31-17 record but once again Coach Parker is riding off into the sunset.

He say's he feels like he's accomplished everything he came to Idabel to do and is at peace with his decision to retire once again.

Dennis Parker said "When we came here we had some objectives that we were going to get accomplished. We were going to have a locker room here at the high school, we were going to have a weight room here at the high school, and a practice field. We wanted to get in the top ten schools in the state of Oklahoma. We made the playoffs four years in a row. We won the district championship for the first time in 32 years. I really feel like I've done what I came here to do."


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