LARRY E. PARKER
Inducted: May 6, 2007 in Munster, IN
Date of Birth: July 15, 1940
High School Attended: Lafayette Jefferson Graduated: 1958
Served in the United States Navy 1959-1963.
College Attended: Ball State University Graduated: 1969
Ball State University MS 1974
Coaching Experience: Griffith, IN, HS for 23 years (1969-1994); coached football under head coaches Jim Bartlett, Les Thornton, and Russ Radtke; also coached basketball 13 years and golf 7 years.
Coaching Honors: Teams under Les Thornton were Class 3A Sectional Champions in 1981, 1984, 1990, and 1992; Class 3A Regional Champions in 1991; teams under Russ Radtke were Class 3A Sectional Champions in 1994; Class 4A Sectional Champions in 1995, 1997, 1998; Class 3A Regional Champions in 1994; Class 4A Regional Champs in 1997; Class 4A Semi-State Champions and State Champions in 1997.
Special Recognition: Taught in the Industrial Technology Education Department at Griffith for 31 years; received Meritorious Teacher recognition in 1993; retired from education in June 2000.
Family: Wife, Carlene
(Updated December 2010)