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 Department of Health. She returned to the the legal profession in 2008 for another year at another Cookeville law office, then worked one year as an administrative assistant for the U.S. Census Bureau. She has also received her masters degree from Tech.
Working beside previous head coaches Watson Brown and Marcus Satterfield, as well as current Tech football head coach Dewayne Alexander, she handles a wide variety of office responsibilities for the entire coaching staff including much of the paperwork involved in the recruiting process. She also helps 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, and has three children - daughter Emily, son Rylan, 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.