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.