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SAU volleyball coach resigns

November 20, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

The Southern Arkansas University Athletic Department has announced that Lindsey Parks has resigned from her position as head volleyball coach at SAU.

"We would like to thank Coach Parks for her commitment to our volleyball program for the past 3 years," stated SAU Director of Athletics Steve Browning. "I wish her, and her family, nothing but the best in their future endeavors."

A national search will now begin for the next head coach of the Mulerider Volleyball program. Information pertaining to the search in addition to the official job posting is forthcoming. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Director of Athletics Steve Browning at (870) 235-4132.

Parks became SAU's ninth head volleyball coach on December 10, 2018.

She came to Southern Arkansas from Northern State University where she spent three seasons, including two as a full-time assistant coach, with the nationally-prominent Wolves of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

During her time in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Parks helped lead the program to 65 wins in her three seasons, which included nine victories over programs ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II Top 25 with six of those wins coming against teams ranked in the poll's top ten. Additionally, Northern State appeared in back-to-back Central Region Tournaments in 2017 and 2018 with the most recent appearance coming on the heels of the program's first NSIC Conference Championship and a school-best 26 wins.

Academically, Parks received her Bachelor of Science in Education (Elementary Education) from Missouri Western State University in 2016 and obtained her Master of Science in Education in Sport Performance and Leadership from Northern State University in 2017.


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