Michael Parks stepped down Monday as coach of the Apalachee High School Lady Wildcats basketball program as he looked to move into new areas of education.
Parks, who told me Sunday he would like to work in the administrative side of his profession, accomplished a great deal during his time with the Lady Wildcats. The team established a mark for most wins in a season under Parks’ guidance and also came close to reaching the state tournament for the first time in program history a season ago.
Through it all, Parks has conducted himself as a true professional. Whether his team won by 30 or lost by 30, Parks was always able to keep things in perspective. He constantly praised his players and never took the route of blaming them when things may have gone wrong on the court.