Parpet steps down at Addison Trail
After 10 years at the helm and 26 years with the program, Addison Trail football coach Paul Parpet Jr. has resigned.
Parpet notified Blazers athletic director Matt Thompson on Oct. 30 and met with the players the next day to inform them.
"I'm still going to bleed Blazer blue ... it's all I've known," Parpet said. "And I'll continue to be the No. 1 fan of Blazer football."
With a 16-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son, Parpet felt now was the time to focus more on his family.
"At their ages I think it's important to be more involved," he said. "That's what's important, and that's what should be important."
Parpet coached under his father, Paul Parpet Sr., for 16 years before taking the reins when Parpet Sr. retired from teaching at Addison Trail in 2010. His teams went 42-52, qualified for the playoffs three times and won the West Suburban Conference Gold Division title in 2011 and 2014.
"During coach Parpet's tenure at Addison Trail, the football program achieved a high level of success both on and off the field," Thompson said. "We thank him for his tremendous dedication to the Addison Trail community."
During his 26 years at Addison Trail, Parpet was part of nine of the program's 14 playoff appearances and six Gold titles.
"At Addison Trail we've always taken pride in getting the most out of our players and this program," he said. "I'm very proud of what we've accomplished."