Former Penn State, Purdue assistant coach getting looked at to fill Notre Dame TE coaching vacancy
Notre Dame is apparently looking at West Virginia offensive coordinator Gerad Parker to become its next TE coach. He also had some coaching gigs in the B1G as Purdue’s receivers coach/interim head coach from 2015 to 2016, and Penn State as its receivers coach in 2019.
If he does end up going to Notre Dame, he will be joining new head coach Marcus Freeman, who was also at Purdue. Freeman was a linebackers coach for the Boilermakers on Darrell Hazell’s staff from 2013 to 2015. He later joined Brian Kelly at Cincinnati and eventually Notre Dame.
Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports posted about the news from his Twitter account on Wednesday.
Sources: Notre Dame is targeting Gerad Parker to become the school’s next tight ends coach. He’s worked most recently as the offensive coordinator at West Virginia and also had stops at Penn State, Duke and Purdue.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) February 2, 2022
We could be seeing a potential return to coaching in the state of Indiana for Parker as his name has been thrown into the ring as a candidate for the tight ends coach in South Bend.