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Adam Parrott joins the Mid-Continent University staff for the 2012-13 season as an assistant to men's basketball coach Winston Bennett. Parrott brings with him a variety of coaching experience, and a trio of state championships at the high school level. In addition, Parrott has ample experience in pastoral and discipleship roles at several different churches.
Parrott, who hails from the Dalton, Ga. Area, began his coaching career at the high school level during the 1998-99 season, when he took the reins of the Christian Heritage School (Ga.) Lions. Parrott was the first varsity basketball coach for the Lions, and in just his third season on the bench, he led the Lions to the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS) state title. The title proved to be the first of back-to-back crowns, as the Lions successfully defended their crown the following season. Parrott - who was also the Lions' Athletic Director - served at the school until the end of the 2006 season. During that time, he was also the Youth Pastor at Community Life Church.
For the next two seasons, Parrott plied his craft in North Carolina, taking a position at High Point Christian Academy. He was the head coach for the Cougars for both seasons, and at the end of the 2007-08 campaign, Parrott headed back to Northwest Georgia. Living back in Dalton, Parrott took a job as an assistant coach at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tenn. At the same time, he was also the middle school youth pastor at Dalton's Liberty Baptist Church.
After spending just a single season back in Dalton, Parrott moved on to take over as the Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach at Monclova Christian Academy near Toledo, Ohio. Again, Parrott spent only one season at MCA, but this time, he was able to lead his team to the top once again. Parrott and the MCA Thunder took the ACSI Division 4 State Crown, the third state title of Parrott's career. While coaching at MCA, Parrott was also the College Pastor at Monclova Road Baptist Church. He left Monclova after the season, spending the 2010-11 academic year as the Youth Pastor at Peytonsville Baptist Church in Thompson's Station, Tenn.
As a head coach, Parrott has compiled a record of 276-123 in 10 years at the helm of three different schools.
"I'm thrilled to get the opportunity to come to a place in Mid-Continent where I can continue to combine my love for basketball, with my passion for reaching kids for Christ," Parrott said. "It is truly a blessing to get to have the opportunity to do both, and I am looking forward to succeeding in both aspects of this job throughout the year."
Parrott and his wife Lisa reside in Mayfield with their daughter Krystin (7).