A new era in Dublin basketball began earlier this month when Haltom High School assistant Will Parker was chosen to take charge of the program and lead it to greener pastures.

“We interviewed several good candidates for the position and Will really stuck out,” said Dublin Athletic Director Bob Cervetto. “Will was one that we thought would fit us and he’s been around some very successful programs. His experience with successful basketball programs was a unique ingredient that we thought would benefit our kids. He’s a quality individual, very family oriented and we’re looking forward to having him.”

The Dublin spot will be Parker’s first gig as a head coach and it’s something he says he’s excited about.

“With this being my first go at being a head coach it’s certainly exciting for me and of course my family,” he said. “It was something we had been hoping for, for awhile. It’s somewhat close to home with me being from Fort Worth and after visiting Dublin and meeting some of the people there it seems like a great place and we’re really looking forward to it.”

Parker plans to move to the Dublin area in the middle of June and will have plenty of time to incorporate his system into the program. He said the age of the upcoming team and their work ethic are some things that impressed him about the program.

“I’ve been told that the team is younger and that they work extremely hard,” he said. “When you come into a program that already has some kind of tradition that makes it easier. Knowing that Coach Pringle built this program up and in the right way makes it a great thing to walk into.”

Parker, a Texas Wesleyan graduate, has 12 years experience as a coach and a trainer. His resumé includes stints at Dunbar, Southwest and Haltom High schools.