Fleming Island hires Bartram Trail assistant Chad Parker as its new football coach

Fleming Island hired Bartram Trail assistant Chad Parker as its new head football coach on Thursday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fleming Island has its new head football coach.

The Golden Eagles announced the hiring of Bartram Trail assistant Chad Parker on Thursday morning. Parker replaces Damenyum Springs, who resigned following the season following seven full seasons as head coach.

It’s the first head coaching football job for Parker, who spent nine seasons at Bartram as an assistant coach. He was hired briefly at Wolfson in 2017 for the head job, but that position didn’t work out and Parker returned to Bartram. Parker has plenty of experience as an assistant and is also a big name in the wrestling community. He’s been the program’s wrestling head coach

Springs went 56-24 with the Golden Eagles, a mark that included a 4-1 record as an interim head coach in 2015. He never finished .500 or below and kept Fleming one of the area’s most consistent public school programs.

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Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.