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Norm Parker (October 9, 1941 – January 13, 2014) was an American football coach.[1] He is best known for being the defensive coordinator of the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1999 to 2011.[2][3] In 2005, Parker was a finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top college football assistant coach. He also was a coach at Eastern Michigan, Wake Forest, Minnesota, Illinois, East Carolina, Michigan State and Vanderbilt. In 2011, he was the AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year.[4]

Norm Parker
Norm Parker, taken 8-11-2012 in Iowa City.jpg
Norm Parker in 2012
Biographical details
Born(1941-08-09)August 9, 1941
Hazel Park, Michigan
DiedJanuary 13, 2014(2014-01-13) (aged 72)
Iowa City, Iowa
Alma materEastern Michigan
Playing career
n/aEastern Michigan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1968Eastern Michigan (OL)
1969–1971Wake Forest (WR/TE)
1972–1976Minnesota (DL)
1977–1979Illinois (OLB)
1980–1982East Carolina (DC)
1983–1994Michigan State (OLB/DC)
1995–1997Vanderbilt (DC/LB)
1999–2011Iowa (DC/LB)

He died in 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital, aged 72.[5][6]