-- University of Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr
has announced the promotion of fourth-year quarterback coach Stan Parrish
to offensive coordinator for the Wolverines' football program. Parrish replaces Mike DeBord, who was named head coach at Central Michigan University on Dec. 13, 1999.
"Stan has a solid background as an offensive coordinator," Carr said. "I watched his Rutgers offense against Penn State, and it led the Big East in total offense when he was there. I feel he is well-qualified for this position."
In addition to his added role as offensive coordinator, Parrish will retain his responsibilities as the team's quarterbacks coach. He is the only current Michigan assistant coach to have head coaching experience, directing the Wabash (1979-82), Marshall (1984-85) and Kansas State (1986-88) programs. Parrish compiled a 10-year head coaching record of 57-41-3.
In the middle of his head coaching experiences, Parrish spent the 1983 season as Purdue's quarterbacks coach, tutoring Jim Everett and Scott Campbell.
Prior to his appointment at Michigan, Parrish spent six seasons at Rutgers (1990-95). He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach all six years, while adding the title of assistant head coach to his responsibilities during the final three seasons (1993-95).
"We cannot win without balance," Parrish said. "I've been in places where you lead the league in stats and you lose. That's not the bottom line. We have a philosophy in the program. Just because the quarterback coach gets the job doesn't mean the philosophy changes."
Parrish, 53, earned his bachelor's degree in biology and physical education from Heidelberg College in 1968. He received a master's degree in health and physical education in 1975 while serving as a graduate assistant coach at Purdue University. Parrish is a graduate of Valley Forge High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife, Ruth, have two children: Andrew and Libby.
-- Parrish was the first coach hired by Lloyd Carr, joining the Wolverines' staff on Feb. 19, 1996.
-- He just completed his 25th year as a collegiate coach and fourth as a member of the Michigan staff.
-- Parrish becomes the third offensive coordinator in Lloyd Carr's five years as head coach. Current assistant head coach and running backs coach Fred Jackson (1995-96) and Mike DeBord (1997-99) were the other two coaches to serve as the offensive coordinator under Carr.
-- Parrish comes from a coaching family as his father, Stan Sr., and brother, Dave, coached high school sports in the Cleveland area.
Contact: David Ablauf, Jim Schneider (734) 763-4423