Desoto County Sports

Parker named Region Football Coach of the Year

Northwest Mississippi Community College football coach Benjy Parker has been named the NJCAA Region 23 Football Coach of the Year. 

Parker led the Rangers to its second straight Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference championship last fall, leading Northwest to a 9-3 record.  The Rangers have won 11 conference championships and three since 2015. Northwest took part in the first NJCAA Division I Football Playoffs this fall.  Under Parker, the Rangers won the 2020 National Championship and his all-time winning percentage of .774 is the highest all-time among Northwest coaches. 

The full news release about this week’s announcement is found on the NWCC Rangers website

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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