Gary Parker has been employed by Mohawk Valley Community College since 1976 as a Technical Assistant to the Physical Education Department. He has been the Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach since 1989, and the Men's and Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Coach since 1994. Under Coach Parker's direction the entire program has flourished. He has guided over 220 athletes to All-American status.
His Women's Cross Country Teams have won seven National Titles since 1995, and the Women's Outdoor Track and Field Team took home the National Title in 1999. For his efforts, Coach Parker has been named as the National "Coach of the Year" eight times during his career. During the 2001-02 school year Mr. Parker was named as the NJCAA "Coach of the Decade", and the MVCC Women's Cross Country Team was named as the "Team of the Decade". Many of his male and female athletes have gone on to various schools to compete with some earning scholarships at the Division I and II levels.
Mr. Parker attended MVCC where he participated on the Men's Wrestling Team. He then continued his wrestling career at SUNY Brockport where he earned a degree in Physical Education.