Anthrop tweeted that Parker was, “the best coach I’ve ever had,” and added that, “you would run through a brick wall for him and he’d do the same for you.”
Gerad Parker is the best coach I've ever had, you would run through a brick wall for him and he'd do the same for you.
— Danny Anthrop (@DannyAnthrop) October 16, 2016
Anthrop played at Purdue from 2012-2015, catching 113 passes for 1,384 yards and nine touchdowns.
Parker was hired in 2013 to coach the Boilermakers’ tight ends, then became receivers coach in 2015. Previously, he worked at Marshall, UT-Martin and Kentucky.