A Few of Coach Parker’s coaching
*Head Coach of Girls Cross Country at Iowa City West High School for the past 17 years.
*Head Coach of the Girls Track & Field at Iowa City West High School for the past 15 years.
*Has led the Iowa City West Girls Cross Country team to 5 Class 4A State Championship Team Titles winning
in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 & 2004.
*Has led the Iowa City West Girls Track & Field team to 6 Class 4A State Championship Team Titles
winning in 2000, 2001, 2006 & 2007 & 2008 & 2010.
*Has been selected the State Coach of the Year or the At-Large Coach of the Year for Cross Country and
Track & Field 19 times in his 17 years at Iowa City West.
*In 2004 he became the first coach in Class 4A state history to be voted both the Girls Track & Field
State Coach of the Year and the Girls Cross Country State Coach of the Year both in the same calendar year.
*In 2004 he was the state of Iowa nominee for the National Federation of State High Schools Coaches Association
Girls Cross Country National Coach of the Year.
*Has been selected as the Mississippi Valley Conference Coach of the Year 17 times in his 17 years at Iowa
*His Iowa City West Girls Cross Country teams have appeared in the top 25 Nike/Foot Locker National High
School Cross Country Rankings 11times. The 2001 team finished the season as the 5th ranked team in the United States.
*His 2007 Iowa City West Girls Track & Field State Championship team won the State Title with 97.5
points, which was the most points scored in the history of the Girls Track & Field State Championships at that time.
*His 2001 Girls Cross Country State Championship team won the State Title with 28 points, the lowest score
in state meet history.
*His West High Girls Cross Country teams hold every State Meet record that is kept by the Iowa Girls High
School Athletic Union, lowest score, largest margin of victory, and course record.
*His 2001 Girls Cross Country team is the only team in State Meet History to place 5 girls in the top 10
at the State Championships.
*Has coached 5 Iowa High School Cross Country Individual State Champions: Jeni Frudden-2000, Jeni
Frudden-2001(Set State Record), Robdu Adam-2002(Set State Record), Sarah Wickman-2003(Set Class 4A State Record) and first
freshman to win State Title in 12 years, and Sarah Wickman-2005. His 5 individual State Champions is the most by any coach
in state history.
*His West High Girls won the 4 x 800 Relay State Title 5 straight years winning in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
& 2002. The 2000 team set the All-Time State Meet Record and recorded the 8th fastest time in the United States.
*The 2001 team ran 9:09.09 the 6th fastest time in the United States and an All-Time Iowa best.
*In 2002 West High became the first school in Class 3A State Meet history to ever win the same event five
*His West High Girls 2001 Distance Medley Relay (1600-1200-800-400) ran 12:01.02 the 6th fastest time in
the United States.
*In his 17 years at Iowa City West he has coached 78 track & field state champions, 5 cross country
individual state champions, 16 Drake Relays champions, 9 All-Americans and has sent 31 athletes on to compete at
the division 1 collegiate level in cross country and track & field.
*His athletes have broke 18 of the Iowa City West School records, set 9 All-Time State Records, 9
Class 4A State Championship Meet Records and 3 Drake Relays Records.
*Mike ran track & field for the University of Kansas under the legendary coach Bob Timmons.