Former Harris County Head Coach Tommy Parks Passed Away


Heartbreaking news for Harris County football. Former Head Coach Tommy Parks passed away on Tuesday at the age of 48 from underlying health conditions. He ended his coaching career at Upson-Lee. Parks coached the Tigers from 2004 to 2013, leading Harris County to their first region championship and a GHSA quarterfinals appearance in 2012.

Parks trained several next level players, including New York Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins, Giants rookie linebacker Tae Crowder, former New England Patriots safety AJ Howard and Georgia Tech alum TaQuon Marshall.

Current Harris County Head Coach Jamie Fox trained two years under Parks, and he said the program gained momentum under Parks’ leadership.

“He made football important. Before he got here nobody had been the head coach here longer than four years,” said Fox. “He brought some stability to the program. I saw how he operated. He was all business on the field, and he demanded a lot of of the kids and coaches. It carried over to wins for Harris County.”

Our condolences to his family and the Harris County community.

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