Four Questions with Pickens coach Chris Parker

GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.

Chris Parker, Pickens

1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "There are many that come to mind for many different reasons, but I guess the most memorable would be a 2008 Week 10 win that we (at Chapel Hill at the time) had over Westlake to assure a home playoff game (first playoff appearance in school history) and finish the regular season 8-2 in my first year as a head coach. Westlake was very talented, and we had to come back to win. I was a young, first-year head coach at a place that had finished 0-10 the year before. After that win, I felt like we had accomplished something. We were very fortunate to have such good players that year, but the confidence that I have gained from that experience has allowed me to continue to have many more memorable wins for the past eight years."

2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "There are so many good guys now in coaching that I would recommend to anyone that it is impossible to pick one. Sam Wigington, Michael Parker, Jeff Nelson and Chad Flatt are all guys on our staff now at Pickens that have been coordinators/head coaches and I work with on a daily basis. I know they are great coaches and great guys, and if I had a son (I only have a daughter), I would want him to play for one of them."

3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto? "I cannot stand for people (players/coaches) to make excuses. Accept that we all have plenty to learn, attempt to learn, and move on to the things you can control in the present moment."

4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "The six-quarter rule should be re-evaluated if it involves special teams or a small number of plays. We have players who are on one special team and have to sit half of a JV game or we have to keep them off of special teams so they can play all four quarters."

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