Hall of Fame Inductees

B.D. Parker

B.D. Parker spent nine years as head baseball coach at Butler County Community College, compiling a 350-161 record. Parker's teams enjoyed nine consecutive winning seasons including five 40-plus win campaigns and a third-place finish in the 1994 NJCAA World Series. Under Parker's direction, BCCC also captured four Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference championships and finished second the other five years, along with winning three Region VI titles and one Central District crown. These accomplishments earned Parker Western Division Coach of the Year in 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1997, Region VI Coach of the Year honors in 1991, 1992, and 1994 and the Central District's Top Mentor in 1994.

Other Parker accolades include coaching five Junior College All-Americans and 16 Academic All-American selections. Four of his former players have reached the major leagues, including Scott Sanders (Cubs), Mike Mohler (Cardinals), Steve Decker (Marlins) and Greg Brumment (Giants). Parker has 26 former players or assistant coaches who have gone on and are currently holding a coaching position. B.D. has worked for the Montreal Expos in the scouting department since 1993.

In September of 1999, Parker was hired as the head baseball coach at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana where he previously spent two years as an assistant in 1989 and 1990. He began his coaching career at Pratt Community College in 1984 and led PCC to five consecutive winning seasons. He received the Western Division Coach of the Year award in 1988. His five-year record at Pratt was 131-104. His 14-season overall coaching record is 481-265.

Originally from Luka, Kansas, Parker graduated from Tabor College in 1982 where he lettered twice in both baseball and basketball. A two-time team captain and all-conference shortstop, he set single season marks for doubles and stolen bases in 1981 and for stolen bases, walks and runs in 1982. When B.D. played for PCCC, he earned all-conference honors and set single season records for hits and runs.

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