Coach takes on new role at WHS

Published 8:30 am Friday, August 21, 2009

WINDSOR—A familiar face is the new head football coach at Windsor High School. Chuck Parish, who has been at the school for eight years in various capacities, has been tapped for the head position.

Parish, who will continue to be the athletic director at the school, has coached volleyball, girls basketball, softball, and has been an assistant football coach.

Last season, Parish was the offensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator under Bruce Carroll.

Parish said he will give up his duties as softball coach this school year.

Carroll left the Windsor football coaching position and baseball head coaching position for the head football position at Prince George County High School. Carroll coached football at Windsor for eight years with a 28-51 record.

The last two years, however, Carroll had the Dukes competitive with back-to-back 6-4 seasons and in the playoff hunt up to the last week of the season.

Carroll headed a successful baseball program at Windsor. The Dukes were a perennial powerhouse in the Tri-Rivers District and regional playoff participant.

Parish, who hails form Warsaw, Va., played football at Rappahannock High School and was a football equipment manager for five years at Liberty University.

“My father was a football coach. I have been around football all my life,” Parish explained.

He said he is grateful for the opportunity.

“It was one of my goals to be a head football coach eventually. I’m glad I got the chance,” he said. “I’m just going to put my best effort into it.”

Windsor opens the season at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 at home against Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.