The end was saved for Parkinson, who told of how he came to Chickasha five years ago on scholarship to play for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He began his time at Chickasha High School as a volunteer assistant before being named head coach for the 2013 season.
"You all know my motto: express yourself," Parkinson said to the players gathered at the Activity Center. "Express yourself in everything you do."
He said he is grateful to Athletic Director Yohance Brown for giving him this opportunity, and without it he would not be on his dream path to coach a collegiate program. Parkinson also had kind words for Goble, who also served as his assistant with the boys team.
"You were sent to us by God," Parkinson said. "It must be the care of this town and these girls that keeps you here. You could work in any educational institution in the world."