Sunday, April 20, 2008

Congratulations Coach Parker & Jane Dykes

Carol and I are grateful for the influential Christian witness of Parker and Jane Dykes during the early years of our lives. Parker Dykes was head coach at Ackerman High School from 1968-70 while his wife, Jane, taught 7th and 8th grade English. I played football and Carol was cheerleader during their era at AHS.

Carol and I were honored this past Saturday to attend the induction of Coach Parker Dykes to the Mississippi College “M” Club Sport Hall of Fame on the MC campus in Clinton, Mississippi. Watch the video (in 2 parts) of acceptance speech and be blessed by his meaningful comments regarding faith, family and freedom.

Part 1

Part 2

Coach Parker Dykes

Coach Dykes currently works as professional football scout for the Edmonton Eskimos and Associate Director of Football Coaches Ministry with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Parker and Jane Dykes currently reside at 232 Battlefield Drive, Dandridge, Tennessee 37725, e-mail

  • Forty two years of coaching experience in junior high, senior high, junior college, senior college and youth leagues.
  • FCA’s “Boo” Farris Influence Award
  • State – Regional – National Championship Winning Coach
  • National Junior College Football Coaches Hall of Fame
  • Past President of the National Junior College Football Coaches Association
  • All America Football Foundation Award Four Times
  • Honored by Congress and entered into the Congressional Record Twice
  • Professional Football Scout
  • Christian Husband, Father of three sons, Grandfather of three girls, three boys and Numerous Friends
  • Active member of First Baptist Church of Dandridge, Tennessee
  • Christian Speaker

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