PARKER, LARRY E.

LARRY E. PARKER

Inducted:  May 6, 2007 in Munster, IN

Date of Birth:  July 15, 1940

High School Attended:  Lafayette Jefferson   Graduated:  1958

Served in the United States Navy 1959-1963.

College Attended:  Ball State University        Graduated:  1969

                           Ball State University  MS                   1974

Coaching Experience:  Griffith, IN, HS for 23 years (1969-1994); coached football under head coaches Jim Bartlett, Les Thornton, and Russ Radtke; also coached basketball 13 years and golf 7 years.

Coaching Honors:  Teams under Les Thornton were Class 3A Sectional Champions in 1981, 1984, 1990, and 1992; Class 3A Regional Champions in 1991; teams under Russ Radtke were Class 3A Sectional Champions in 1994; Class 4A Sectional Champions in 1995, 1997, 1998; Class 3A Regional Champions in 1994; Class 4A Regional Champs in 1997; Class 4A Semi-State Champions and State Champions in 1997.

Special Recognition:  Taught in the Industrial Technology Education Department at Griffith for 31 years; received Meritorious Teacher recognition in 1993; retired from education in June 2000.

Family:  Wife, Carlene

(Updated December 2010)