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Kenny Parker Resigns at Cascade After 18 Years of Leading Football Program

One of the longest tenured head coaches in the state of Tennessee has resigned his position.

Kenny Parker has resigned as the head football coach at Cascade, a position he has held for the last 18 years.

"I've got 25 years on teaching and I'm close to retirement," Parker said. I've also got two boys Aaron (a senior) and Caleb (a sophomore) that I want to see play sports and support because I've missed a lot over the years."

Parker took over the Champion program as head coach in 1996 and transformed Cascade to a winner as he complied a 128-73 overall record.

The Champions made 11 playoff appearances under Parker including back to back Quarterfinal appearances in 2008 and 2009.

Cascade also made playoff appearances in three different classifications (Class 1A, 2A and 3A) under Parker's leadership.

The Champions are coming off a 7-4 record where they were beaten by Notre Dame in the first round of the 3A playoffs.

Cascade had an undefeated regular season in 2008 on their way to a school best 12-1 record.

Before coming to Cascade, Parker was an assistant coach at fellow Bedford County school Shelbyville from 1989 until 1995.

Currently there are open jobs at Cascade, Mt. Pleasant, Brighton, Dresden, Mt. Juliet Christian, Northeast, Middle Tennessee Christian, Fairley and Jackson Christian as schools currently looking for a head coach.

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