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Coach Parker

I am Coach Parker, founder of IGT Basketball. I have accomplished a great deal throughout my career, all of which have led me here.

My journey has taken me from being a Blue-Chip All-American in high school, a nationally ranked collegiate football and track athlete, an academic honors student, an MBA graduate, and an NFL draft pick to thriving in the corporate boardroom as an executive and entrepreneur. In addition to all that, I am now an author, husband, and proud father.

I continue to be a unique force and voice of wisdom for upcoming youth and student-athletes aspiring to play collegiate basketball. Despite the end of my on-the-field NFL career, I have dedicated myself to cultivating and developing young athletes. My coaching record is as glowing as my professional accomplishments, and my desire is to offer a positive guiding influence to our talented youth. IGT Basketball was bred out of this desire.

I founded IGT Basketball in 2016 in Naperville, Illinois, to offer young men and women from 5th grade to 12th grade a chance to improve and develop through mentorship, regardless of their skill level. My ultimate goal is to ensure that these students are in the most advantageous position to receive academic and basketball college scholarship.

While I teach confidence and skills development, I also emphasize the importance of being well-rounded, as the numbers in the real world do not lie. Less than 1% of players will play in the NBA or WNBA, but many more will succeed in other areas of life with the right coaching and mentoring.

This is a very personal mission, as I know firsthand just how much academic & athletic funding, elite coaching and mentoring can change the direction of your life. After deciding not to attend the University of Wyoming or the University of Colorado to attend Weber State University on a full-ride football scholarship and to run track. My decision earned me many awards, including being ranked 12th Best Cornerback in the country by the NFL Scouting Report and USA TODAY.

Some other notable achievements include:

Track & Field:

  • THS 100-yard dash record holder
  • Big 12 HS Long Jump Champion
  • Big 12 HS 2x 1st Team All-Conference
  • 3x Collegiate D-1 Track & Field Champion Team Member

Football:

  • Blue Chip All-American (HS)
  • 1st Team Big 12 HS CB, WR, and Kick Returner (HS)
  • Defensive Back Player of the Year (College)
  • Senior Bowl Team Member (College)
  • Blue and Grey All-Star Team Member (College)
  • Pro-Day Vertical recorded holder (43.1″)
  • Pro-Day 40-yard recorder holder (4.34)
  • Pro-Day Broad Jump Record holder (11’2″)
  • Drafted by the 5x Super Bowl Champions San Francisco 49ers in the 4th round, at the 99th pick out of 253
  • Endorsed by Nike

Basketball:

  • THS Conference Champion Team Member
  • AAU HS National Champion 17U Team Member
  • Coached and started an intramural men’s team called Double Impact while attending WSU. Double Impact won the D-1 intramural men’s championship before I was drafted into the NFL.
  • CAA Basketball Gold Coach License
  • 2016 High School girl’s travel team celebrated 2 back-to-back Spirit League Championships and undefeated seasons.
  • 2017 Girls teams have won over 10 Tournament Championships
  • 2017 AAU Boys’ Blue-Chip National Champs
  • 2017 Coach of the Year
  • 2019 One Day Boys National Champs
  • 2019 JR Hoop Elite Boys Nationals Runner up
  • 2019 Bolingbrook 15U Boys Nationals Runner up
  • 2021 *COVID
  • 2021 16U Boys HS All-Star Classic Runner up
  • 2021 15U Girls Regionally ranked #1
  • 2021 Gear up Boys Nationals 17U Runner up
  • 2021 AAU Boys National 17U Runner up
  • 2021 AAU Boys National 16U Champ
  • 2021 16U Blue Chip League Girls Champs
  • 2022 8th – 12th Grade boys and girls with multiple One-Day Tournament Championships
  • 2022 16U National Team, Girls High School All Classic College Exposure Champions
  • 2022 16U National Girls Team, Chicago Summer Jam Champions
  • 2022 16U National Girls Team, Nike Tournament of Champions – CHAMPS
  • 2023 17U National Girls Team Platinum CHAMPS at the Nike Tournament of Champions.
  • 2023 17U National Girls Team – Orlando Splash Runner-up.
  • 2023 The 17U National Girls Team won third place at the National Championship.
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