May 2, 2012

Coker Men’s Volleyball Signs First Player

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College men’s volleyball announced the signing of its first player in school history. Brett Parkin has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball for the Cobras in their inaugural season.

Parkin, a 6-foot-4 outside hitter out of Lethbridge, Alberta, comes from F.P. Walshe High School. A four-star athlete in volleyball, rugby, lacrosse and basketball, Parkin was league MVP, rookie of the year and was on Team Alberta in volleyball. He was also a captain on the Lethbridge Volleyball Club.

“Brett has the skills to set the tone on the outside for the program,” said head coach Todd Caughlin. “He has the ability to hit a variety of shots with conviction on the outside.  He knows how to use every ball that is set to him. He plays well above the height of the net and has good ball control. Brett has played on the provincial elite teams in Canada, and that experience will be needed to make our program competitive in its first year.”

Brett is the son of Darrin and Lisa Parkin.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.