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Lynnville-Sully’s Mike Parkinson receives Regional Coach of the Year honors (Hometown Press article)

posted Feb 22, 2018, 6:22 PM by Webmaster lynnville-sully   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 6:23 PM ]

Mike Parkinson, Lynnville-Sully’s football coach for the past seven seasons, will add another honor to his coaching resume on Mar. 2 when he receives the Iowa Football Coaches’ Association’s 2017 Regional Coach of the Year Award. Parkinson will be one of 12 Iowa high school football coaches receiving the prestigious award – two coaches from each class including eight player, Class A, Class 1A, Class 2A, Class 3A, and Class 4A.

Coach Parkinson, representing Region 2 in Class A, will be awarded the plaque by Matt Campbell, Iowa State University’s head football coach, on Friday, Mar. 2, at the IFCA Football Banquet. Other awards to be given out at the IFCA banquet include IFCA Hall of Fame, IHSAA Players Hall of Fame, Walt Fiegel “Coaching for Character” award, IFCA Assistant Coaches of the Year, IFCA Don Taft Junior High awards, Distinguished Service Recipients, Shrine All-Star Football game coaching staffs, IFCA State Coaches of the Year, and State Championship Coaches.

Parkinson has been at the helm of the Hawk football team since the 2011 season. Under his guidance, the Hawks have a 52-23 record and have reached the playoffs six of his seven years at L-S.

“We've had some outstanding teams, and I've been fortunate to coach so many great young men and work closely with all of those who have coached with me,” said Parkinson. “It has been a blessing.”

Parkinson teaches high school social studies and also serves as the head coach of the successful L-S High School boys track team.

Mike Parkinson, Lynnville-Sully’s football coach for the past seven seasons.