Former Clemson Coach Jimmy “Red” Parker Passes

BENTON, Ark. (AP) – Former Clemson and Citadel coach Jimmy “Red” Parker, who continued coaching at the high school level until retiring last month, died Monday. He was 82.

Benton (Ark.) Harmony Grove Superintendent Daniel Henley confirmed the death. A cause of death was not immediately released.

Parker coached at Clemson from 1973-76 and finished with a record of 17-25-2. He coached for seven seasons before that at the Citadel, where he was 39-34, and was also an assistant at Vanderbilt and Mississippi in addition to working as the head coach at a number of lower-level colleges.

Parker’s final collegiate coaching stop came at Ouachita Baptist from 1996-98, but he coached the last six seasons in high school at Harmony Grove – where Henley said he started the school’s football program.

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