Coach Parrish is a native of Tampa, FL. As a high school athlete, he competed in track, cross country and soccer. He was also a member of the track team at Furman University. He holds a BA and MA from Furman and a Masters in Sports Administration from Ohio University. He has been coaching track and cross country for more than 25 years, and has twice been voted Conference Coach of the Year. Coach Parrish has been a part of the athletic staff at Covenant Day since 2006.
Payne Dinsbeer - Asst. Coach
Coach Dinsbeer is a Charlotte, NC native and a graduate of Covenant Day School. He was a member of the Varsity cross country and track programs during his high school years. His coaching experience includes six years as a middle school track, cross country and swim coach both at CDS and another local school. Coach Dinsbeer began coaching at Covenant Day in 2011.
For girls and boys in grades 7-8. 6th graders may not participate, regardless of 7th and 8th grade participation numbers.Note:Coach Parrish and Coach Cunningham have a program for 6th graders -Lions Fitness.
First day of practice will be on Monday, August 10 at 3:30 on the field adjacent to the middle school.
All athletes must have a current physical (within the last year), NCISAA participation form, parent permission form, signed concussion statement, and the $25 athletic participation fee submitted prior to the first day of tryouts/practice. All paperwork must be uploaded to the Magnus system online.