McNeil Parker begins his second season on the Lafayette coaching staff, coming off a 2014 campaign in which the Lafayette defensive backfield placed two players, cornerback Matt Smalley and strong safety Jared Roberts, on the All-Patriot League First Team.
Prior to his arrival at Lafayette, Parker spent four seasons with the Northwestern University football program. Parker joined the Northwestern staff in the summer of 2010, and was named the defensive graduate assistant coach in Feb. 2012. He spent the first two seasons with Northwestern as a recruiting assistant before being elevated to a graduate assistant position. As a recruiting assistant, Parker designed and maintained the football team’s social media sites, managed the recruiting database and helped organize recruiting trips and visits.
A native of Lake Bluff Ill., Parker attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. During his time at Kenyon he was a four-year letterwinner in football and tennis, playing quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back for the Lords.
Parker earned his bachelor’s degree from Kenyon in 2010, completed his master’s degree in Sports Administration at Northwestern in 2012 and is working toward a second master’s degree in liberal studies at the Big 10 school in Evanston, Ill.
Parker currently lives in Easton with his wife, Christine.
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