Brett Parker resigns as Lyon's men's soccer coach to take a Division II job

Batesville, AR (Lyon) - Brett Parker, men's soccer head coach at Lyon College, has resigned after leading the program for two seasons. He has accepted the men's soccer head coaching position at Fort Hays State University, a NCAA Division II school in Hays, Kan.

In 2010, the Scots men's team had the best record in school history at 11-5-2. Parker's overall record at Lyon is 21-11-3 and his teams were 7-7 in TranSouth Conference play.

Before coming to Lyon, Parker was in charge of building College of Santa Fe's first-year soccer program until it was discontinued due to budget constraints. Before College of Santa Fe, Parker was an assistant coach with the men's and women's soccer team at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan., and an assistant at Carroll College in Helena, Mont.

Parker was also a standout soccer player in college earning 2005 NAIA All-American honors at Ottawa (Kan.) University.

Athletic Director Kevin Jenkins said a search for a new men's soccer coach would begin soon.