Norm Parker has announced that he is retiring following the Hawkeyes bowl game against the Oklahoma Sooners. Parker has been a mainstay of Kirk Ferentz coaching staff and his contributions are numerous. In recent years, health issues have slowed Norm and the game has slowly passed him by.
Parker was a great coach for Iowa and I am happy to see him retire at a time where he can be remembered for his contributions of building the Iowa defense and team
I am seriously hoping that Ken O'Keefe will follow suit here. I think it is time to overall these two key positions on the Hawkeyes coaching staff.
Again, thank to Norm Parker for all you have done for the Iowa program. It will be remembered and reflected for years to come and kudos for knowing it was time to step down as well.