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About the Author

Chris Parker
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Chris Parker has served in many leadership roles in Coaching, Athletic Administration, and Educational Leadership. He has been a speaker, consultant, and author of several successful books for leaders, coaches, and athletic directors. Through Parker Resources, he conducts podcasts, produces documents, hosts clinics, conducts speaking engagements, and posts regular tips on social media.

Parker was the Head Football Coach at Chapel Hill High School in Douglasville, GA and Pickens High School in Jasper, GA. He took over both schools when they were struggling and turned them into winning programs. Teams at both schools set school records for wins, playoff appearances, and production. He led the best seasons in school history at both schools and helped them both win their first state playoff game in school history. He has been honored as a Coach of Year by multiple outlets and was the Marine Corps’ 2017 Semper Fi Award Winner for the Southeastern United States for work on and off the field.

As Athletic Director of Pickens County Schools, Parker presided over all sports programs in the district. During his time as District Athletic Director, the district pursued many capital improvements to the athletic facilities, set new highs for money raised, championships, and scholarship athletes.

He is currently the Assistant Superintendent of the Pickens County School District in Georgia after a successful tenure as Director of Human Resources. Parker has led the Human Resources, Communications, Athletics, Title IX, and Safety/Security departments for the school district.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, Parker stays active in the community. He also serves as the chairman of the Education and Workforce Development Committee for Pickens County. The work of this committee has been highlighted by the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL).

Parker is also the co-host of the 92.9 The Game High School Football Radio Show in Atlanta. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame and has worked play-by-play Radio for High School Football games in Atlanta.

Parker is a graduate of the University of Alabama and holds a Masters’ degree from Georgia Southern and an Ed.S. degree from Kennesaw State University in Educational Leadership. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the College of Education at Piedmont University.

You can follow Chris Parker on social media @chris_parker222 or @ParkerResources