It looks like the MAC is about to lose its second head coach in as many days. On Monday it was announced that Kent State head coach Doug Martin had turned in his resignation, saying that he'd finish the 2010 season and then step down as head coach. Now, on Tuesday, the word out of Muncie, Indiana is that Ball State head coach Stan Parrish will be let go as well.
Ball State appears ready to pull the plug on the brief Stan Parrish football coaching era.
Two sources told The Star Press that negotiations haven taken place between the coach and university officials this week to determine parameters for a separation.The sources asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak about the situation.
Parrish did not return multiple messages seeking comment on his status.
Parrish took over the job in December of 2008 after Brady Hoke left to take his current job at San Diego State. The Cardinals went 2-10 in 2009, and finished the 2010 season 4-8, and the team has gone 5-11 in MAC play under Parrish. Which, to be honest, isn't all that surprising. Parrish's last head coaching job in what we now call the FBS, but back in the days of lore was known as Division I, was at Kansas State from 1986 to 1988.
His teams went 2-30-1 during three seasons, including two winless campaigns in 1987 and 1988.