Purdue hires new tight ends coach from Marshall

Purdue has hired Marshall assistant Gerad Parker as its new
tight ends coach.

New head coach Darrell Hazell made the announcement Monday.

Parker spent the last two seasons as the receivers coach at
Marshall. He is the eighth member to join the Boilermakers staff
since Hazell was hired in December.

Parker also spent three seasons at Tennessee-Martin where he
coached receivers and running backs and was the passing game
coordinator and recruiting coordinator. He started his coaching
career as a graduate assistant at Kentucky, where he played.