who coached Akron to the 1986 Men's College Cup final, died last week at the age of 72.
Parker, who guided the Zips for 11 seasons (1982-1992), was surrounded by his
family through his last days in Franklin, Tennessee.
Under Parker, Akron had an overall record of 139-59-25 (.679) and won at least 10 games in all but one season. They lost to
Duke, 1-0, in the 1986 final. Parker, who was born in Slough, England, also coached at Cleveland State and Alderson-Broaddus and Franklin High School.