Saint Augustine's College Adds Two Assistant Coaches To Athletic Staff
Saint Augustine’s College announced the addition of football assistant coach Chris Parker and women’s basketball assistant coach Jarita Crump to the athletic staff on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
Parker joined the Falcons’ football staff as safeties
coach after spending the 2011 season as secondary coach with the
Omaha Knighthawks of the United Football League. While at Omaha,
Parker coached several players who signed with NFL teams.
Before joining the Knighthawks, Parker spent the summer of 2011 with the NFL’s Detroit Lions as a defensive coaching intern. He entered the college coaching ranks in the 2009-10 season at Alma College in Alma, Mich., as secondary coach. The following season, he was the wide receivers coach at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
“I am very pleased to have Chris on the coaching staff,” Head Football Coach Michael Costa said. “He is an extremely hard worker and will be a terrific asset to the football program.”
Parker was a three-year football letterman at Georgetown University where he earned a sociology degree in 2009. A Stone Mountain, Ga., native, Parker was a prep standout at Tucker High School where he earned conference, region and state honors. He played several positions at Tucker including outside linebacker and safety. Parker was named team MVP his senior season.
Crump returns to the Lady Falcons basketball staff after spending the 2011-12 season at Leesville Road High School where she was head varsity girls basketball coach. She produced one all-conference player at Leesville Road.
Crump started her college coaching career at St. Aug as an assistant coach during the 2010-11 season. She helped guide the Lady Falcons to a 19-11 overall record, an 11-6 CIAA mark and a CIAA Tournament semifinals appearance.
“I am very happy to have Coach Crump back,” Head Women’s Basketball Coach Rachel Bullard said. “She played a key role in our success when she was here, and I know she will be an integral part of our success going forward.”
From 2008-2010, Crump was the head varsity girls basketball coach at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C. During her two seasons as head coach, the Lady Holy Rams won the NCISAA state 1-A title and were state runner-ups. The Lady Holy Rams were unbeaten in conference play both seasons. Crump was named conference coach of the year twice at Word of God.
In college, Crump was a basketball and academic standout at Campbell University where she graduated in 2003 with a degree in trust management. She also minored in financial planning and earned a master’s degree in business administration. As a prep player, Crump starred at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, N.C. where she won conference honors in basketball and track. She was the school’s female athlete of the year two consecutive seasons.