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.