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Highland Home names new basketball coach

Greenville native Eurosius Parker was named head basketball coach of the Flying Squadron Tuesday night after spending nearly two weeks helping HHS Principal Randall Fullington coach the basketball team.

The Squadron has been without a coach since last month, when Joe Proctor accepted a position as athletic director and director of physical education at Holy Cross Episcopal School in Montgomery, a K-6 school.

Fullington said he would stand in as interim coach during the search for a replacement.

He made a recommendation to the board of education to hire Parker, which the board accepted Tuesday night as HHS lost to Calhoun for the second time in as many weeks.

“Anytime you have a transition like that there are going to be bumps in the road,” Fullington said of the losses. “I think they’re going to do great. With him being young and fresh out of college, I think he’ll be able to relate to the players and he’s very knowledgeable about the game.”

Parker coached football in Georgia and originally hales from Greenville, where he played basketball for Greenville High School.

He took responsibility for the team’s latest losses and vowed to set the basketball program back on track.

“I look forward to new opportunities and these new teams to work with. I’ve got to teach them to want to win and expect to win. Winning starts first in your own head,” Parker said.