Isaac Parker on the sidelines during a South Salem football game (Photo courtesy of Dirk Knudsen of OregonPreps/WashingtonPreps.com)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

Isaac Parker has been named the next head coach of McNary High School football.

Parker was most recently the offensive coordinator at South Salem High School.

Ron Richards, athletic director at McNary, said Parker has been on his short list for quite some time should the need arise. Former head coach Rick Ward stepped down after the 2011 season.

“He has great knowledge of football and a vision for where he’d like to see the McNary program go,” Richards said, and a great background working with young men and developing their character. He’s the whole package, with the exception of head coaching experience.”

Parker will also be teaching math.

“He’s going to be a great fit with our staff and curriculum in that department,” Richards said.