Gerad Parker
Gerad  Parker

Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator


Boilermakers Open Spring Practice

Purdue held its first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday.


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News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.


Rosters Finalized for Spring Game

Game time set for 1 p.m., but there is plenty to do leading up to the game.


Spring Practice Update - Day Eight

The offense worked on the two-minute drill on Monday,

Gerad Parker is in his third season at Purdue, his first as the wide receivers coach. He spent his first two years as the tight ends coach. He was hired Feb. 11, 2013, and also serves as Purdue’s recruiting coordinator. He previously worked at Marshall.

Parker joined the Thundering Herd coaching staff in the spring of 2011 and spent two years as wide receivers coach. In 2012, Marshall led all Football Bowl Subdivision teams in passing offense with an average of 365.1 yards per game. Wide receiver Tommy Shuler led all FBS players individually with 9.2 receptions per game and finished 18th nationally with 94.8 yards per game average. In a Sept. 29 game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Shuler set an opponent record vs. the Boilermakers with 19 receptions for 200 yards.

Prior to Marshall, Parker spent three seasons at UT-Martin as the Skyhawks’ passing game coordinator, recruiting coordinator, wide receivers and running backs coach. He began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kentucky, his alma mater.

A four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats, he was twice named to the SEC Scholar Athlete Honor Roll (2002 and 2003), was voted as the “Most inspirational Player” by his teammates in 2004 and was the UK Football Scholar Athlete of the Year (2004).

Parker earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from UK in 2003 and a master’s in education, also from UK, in 2005.