ECHS baseball hires WSN gradPublished 10:25pm Sunday, July 7, 2013
By Dale Liesch
the atmore advance
Escambia County High School has hired a successful Flomaton assistant as its new head baseball coach.
Michael Parker spent 17 years as an assistant coach with the Hurricanes under Anthony Davidson and will now have his first head baseball coaching job after a year away from the game.
“It means a lot,” Parker said of the position. “When Anthony retired the year before last I cut out with him and chose not to coach. I wanted a year off to see what I wanted to do.”
Parker, an Escambia County native, then heard from ECHS principal Dennis Fuqua about the position and decided to take it.
Parker, who will leave Flomaton Middle School to take the job with the Blue Devils, will become a drivers’ education and physical education teacher at ECHS.
Fuqua said he was looking for someone with a proven track record of success.
“I was looking for someone who could bring consistency to the program,” Fuqua said.
The 1983 W.S. Neal graduated added that he wants to reach out to baseball players within the ECHS district and let them know he plans on bringing stability to the program.
“I’m going to be there as long as they let me,” he said. “I’m a baseball guy.”