—Parker to be new Lumpkin boys basketball head coach

  • New LCHS boys basketball coach Michael Parker (left) was heavily influenced by his 12 years with retired coach Jeff Steele.
    New LCHS boys basketball coach Michael Parker (left) was heavily influenced by his 12 years with retired coach Jeff Steele.
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For years Michael Parker has been on the sidelines studying and learning about the game of basketball in hopes of one day becoming a head coach.
Parker has seen his share of what the game has to offer in terms of lessons learned and knows what it takes to instill his love for the game into his players.
Now, the long-time assistant coach will finally get the opportunity to realize his dream and put all the lessons he’s learned over the years to work when he takes over the boys basketball head coaching position at Lumpkin County High School.
The Lumpkin County School System announced Parker’s promotion to the spot vacated by retired head coach Jeff Steele in a release last week.
It was an announcement that had Parker over the moon with excitement.
“I don’t know if there are words to actually express my excitement,” said Parker. “Not just to be a head coach, but a head coach here. Lumpkin is my home. I graduated from North Georgia back in 2004 . . .

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