Football

Navarro Football hosts a free Youth Camp for Grades K-5 at Tiger Stadium before the Bulldogs' Spring Game on Saturday, April 27. Participants will get an opportunity between 8:30 and 9:30 am to work on skills and drills with the Bulldogs. The hour-long youth camp precedes the Bulldogs' 10 am scrimmage that will conclude 2019 spring workouts. Donations will be accepted to support youth sport scholarships at The Corsicana YMCA. Following the Spring Game, coaches will return to campus to host the second of two Scouting Combines this spring.  Participants and prospects with NJCAA eligibility remaining register for the 2 pm combine at the Wolens Special Events Center.  Cost of the combine is $30 cash.  Participants will be measured and tested in the 40-yard dash, pro shuttle, and other specific or non-specific drills.  ...

Navarro Football has set its two spring scouting combine dates, head coach Scott Parr announced Monday. The first session will be 1 pm Saturday, March 2, with registration at The Wolens Special Events Center. A second session has been scheduled for 2 pm Saturday, April 27. Cost for either session is $30 cash.  ...

By MIKE MONTFORT --   New Navarro College head football coach Scott Parr and the Bulldogs’ coaching staff now have more reason to be excited. On National Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 6, before 3 pm, they signed 50 incoming freshmen to letters of intent to attend Navarro College and play football for the Bulldogs. NC also announced 19 incoming mid-year transfers, plus 13 outgoing sophomores who signed or transferred to four-year university programs. “I would like to thank Dr. Kevin Fegan and athletic director Michael Landers for their support and with all the resources they have provided us to put this class together,” Parr said, “and I want to thank everyone on campus who helped with our official visits. It takes a team effort. The players felt the family atmosphere here.” Parr noted that it was “our goal to sign two-deep at every position, and we are reaching it.” To restock the defensive side Wednesday, Navarro signed 11 defensive backs, eight linebackers and six defensive linemen. To replenish the offensive side, NC signed seven offensive linemen, two quarterbacks, five running backs, 10 receivers and two kickers. “I want to thank the coaching staff for the tireless work they put in through the process,” Parr said. “About...

BY MIKE MONTFORT --  Scott Parr returns to Navarro College as the Bulldogs’ 15th head football coach. Parr last season served as offensive coordinator at NCAA Division I-FCS Eastern Illinois University after a three-year stint in the same capacity at Navarro, where his offensive units ranked among the NJCAA’s Top 10 in yardage and scoring (2015-17). [caption id="attachment_915294" align="alignright" width="199"] SCOTT PARR[/caption] “I know what a special place Navarro is as a school and from an athletics standpoint,” Parr said. “I’ve always had a dream to become a head football coach somewhere, and I was hopeful to have an opportunity. It’s great to be back. “I’m very appreciative of Dr. Kevin Fegan and Athletic Director Michael Landers for their confidence and support,” Parr said. “My family and I are grateful for this opportunity. I’m really pumped up about representing this college and a program with so much tradition that’s produced so many All-Americans and professional players.” Another factor Parr recognizes is his association with NC’s current assistant coaches. “I know most everyone on that very talented, hard-working staff,” he said. “Familiarity is a big thing and automatically helps the process of stepping in.” “We are excited to have Scott become the next leader of our Bulldog football program,”...

Former Navarro College head football coach Jim Gush officially was named new defensive coordinator at McNeese State on Thursday, Jan. 4. Gush resigned here December 14 after coaching the 2018 Bulldogs to a 6-5 record, the SWJCFC Semifinals, and a berth in the 10th annual Salt City Bowl at Hutchinson, Ks.  He had been promoted after one season as the Bulldogs' defensive coordinator. Gush was among early target choices on coach Sterlin Gilbert's newly assembled staff at McNeese.  Gilbert, the former University of South Florida Offensive Coordinator, had been hired Wednesday, Dec. 5, by the Lake Charles, La., school as its new head coach.  Upon taking the job, Gilbert scrambled to put together an entirely new coaching cadre, as well as hold and attract recruits during the NCAA's early signing period, December 19-21. Joining Gush on McNeese's staff is a former Bulldog assistant, Jimmy Fowler, who was named as the Cowboys' new Director of Football Operations. Gush was the third Southwest Junior College Football Conference head coach to resign after NJCAA Bowl Weekend, Dec 1-2. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Danny Palmer resigned after 13 seasons at Tyler, but will continue to work in TJC’s athletic department. On Thursday, Dec. 12, Kilgore’s J.J. Eckert officially was named...