Kyle Parker excited to finally start “dream” job at Lincoln Northeast
"Fourteen years ago, it was always I wanted to coach at Northeast," Parker said. "I wanted to be the varsity Northeast baseball coach."
LINCOLN – Kyle Parker had built a Class B baseball powerhouse at Waverly over the last four years. He helped lead the Vikings to a pair of Eastern Midlands conference titles and two state tournament appearances.
However, there was only one job that could pull him away from Waverly.
“Fourteen years ago, it was always I wanted to coach at Northeast,” Parker said. “I wanted to be the Northeast varsity coach.”
The opportunity came and Parker couldn’t turn it down. And he finally got a chance to live out his “dream” job after COVID-19 took away his first high school season.
However, Parker is ready to lead the Rockets in Legion ball.
“I just know the people,” Parker said “I know the kids. They come from blue collar and that’s what we get.”
Said senior catcher Erik Hite, “He knows the culture. He knows that Northeast Lincoln is a family.”
Parker and Northeast/Judds Brothers are set to open their season on June 18 when teams are allowed to begin playing games. Parker hopes to take advantage of a special group of Rockets.
“You know, it’s just a bunch of buddies, and when you have a bunch of guys that pull for each other, even if they’re not starting, that’s important.”