April 8, 2014

Parkinson accepts OWU position, will leave CHS in May


Chickasha boys soccer head coach Scott Parkinson has accepted an assistant coaching position with Oklahoma Wesleyan University and will exit the Fightin' Chicks program at the end of the season.

Parkinson, who is in his second year with Chickasha, confirmed he will join OWU over the weekend.

"Chickasha holds a special place in my heart, so it is bitter sweet since I'll be leaving," Parkinson said. "I want to be a head coach at my own college program, so I think this'll be a good step for me."

Parkinson graduated from University and Science and Arts of Oklahoma and also played for the men's soccer team there. He and fellow USAO player Bryan Byars have been coaching the Chickasha boys team this year. Parkinson will see out the remainder of the season with the Fightin' Chicks, who are currently 3-3 and host Newcastle on Tuesday.

"I will see out the rest of the season and move up to Bartlesville, probably, in May," Parkinson said. "You never know, I could return here one day."

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