Debbie Parker was hired in July, 2011, to fill the position of
administrative associate for the football program, taking over
for Peggie Parrott who retired from her post after more than 25
rewarding years on the job. Parker made the move across campus to
join the Golden Eagles after spending the past year as a
secretary/receptionist in the College of Engineering.
A 2001 graduate of Tennessee Tech with a bachelor's degree in agriculture and environmental agriscience, Debbie's career took a different turn when she signed on as a legal assistant at a law firm in Cookeville in 2002 After a year in that position, she worked for five years as an environmental health specialist for the Tennessee Dept. of Health. She returned to the the legal profession in 2008 for another year at another Cookeville law offive, then worked oneyear as an administrative assistant for the U.S. Census Bureau. She is currently working on her Master's degree, but has not yet obtained it.
In her new role on coach Watson Brown's staff, she will handle a wide variety of office responsibilities for the entire coaching staff including much of the paperwork involved in the recruiting process. She will also help to coordinate the annual Golden Eagle Football Alumni Classic, an event to help build the Robert Hill Johnson Endowment for funding football scholarships.
Born in Battle Creek, Mich., Debbie's family moved to Monterey where she has lived since she was four years old. She has beeen married to her husband, Michael Parker, for 15 years. She has three children - daughter Emily (19), son Rylan (22), and one grown stepson, Anthony.
In her spare time, she works with the young women at her church,
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cookeville.