Jerry Parrish Honored with 2004 Tony Gasparovich Award

Jerry Parrish, has spent the past 46 years teaching and coaching in Washington. Jerry began teaching in 1959 at Snohomish, he went on to become a head football coach in 1967 in Colfax and three years later moved back to his home town of Marysville opening the new Pilchuck High School.

In 1973, the Parrish family moved to Poulsbo and a position at North Kitsap High School, where Jerry has been the head football coach for the past 31 years. The Vikings have had 27 winning seasons. His head coaching record is 209 wins, 139 losses and 4 ties.

Jerry has been Secretary/Treasurer of the Washington State Coaches Association since 1992. He has been actively involved in planning All-Star Football games since 1978 and is currently promoting a fast growing football clinic for high school and middle level coaches in Washington. He was named to the Washington State Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1993 and he was Seahawks Coach of the Week in 1999. Jerry, his wife of 46 years Glady, all three of their children and two granddaughters continue to live in Washington.




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