SARANAC LAKE — Adam Parker was recently named the new head men's soccer coach at North Country Community College. Parker begins his tenure as just the fourth coach in North Country C.C.'s 40-year soccer history.Prior to arriving at North Country this semester, Parker was the assistant academy director for the Palm Beach Pumas in West Palm Beach, Florida. Parker's duties included acting as the team's assistant coach for the College Prep Program.In his two years as an assistant, Parker and head coach Bobby Lennon promoted 14 players to North Carolina State, Liberty University, American University, as well as several other NCAA Division I, Division II, and NAIA schools. Parker also served as the Coordinator for the Academy's Youth Outreach Program which introduced soccer to children throughout the economically disadvantaged areas of Palm Beach County.Prior to coaching in Palm Beach, Parker was the men's assistant coach at SUNY Fredonia from 2002-2004. While at Fredonia, head coach P.J. Gondek and Parker developed nine All-SUNYAC and four NSCAA-All Region players. Parker also helped lead Fredonia to the 2003 Conference Tournament Final.As a player, Parker is a New York State product having won 3 sectional titles at Pittsford-Mendon High School in Rochester, New York and playing for 4 years at SUNY Fredonia. At Fredonia, Parker played on 4 SUNYAC regular season championship teams. Individually he was named to the 2000 SUNYAC All-Conference Team and the 2000 All-Region Team.
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