2016-17 Men's Basketball Coaches
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J.D. Parker
Head Coach - 7th Season

J.D. Parker enters his seventh season as the head men’s basketball coach at Blue Mountain College.  Coach Parker came to Blue Mountain from Ecclesia College in Arkansas, where he started the Men’s Basketball Program in 2006. 

While at Ecclesia, Parker served as the head men’s basketball coach, assistant athletic director, and taught in the Sports Management Department. The Royals’ competed as a member of the Central Region in the National Christian College Athletic Association Division One and showed steady improvement under Parker’s guidance.

Parker’s 2009 squad finished with an overall record of 23-11 and earned its first trip to the NCCAA DI National Tournament in Oakland City, Ind., where it finished seventh in the nation.

Before starting the program at Ecclesia College, Parker assisted the oys team at Shiloh Christian High School in the 2005-2006 season while finishing his master’s degree at the University of Arkansas in Recreation and Sports Management.  During that season, Shiloh’s boys were conference champions, district tournament champions, regional tournament champions, and state tournament quarterfinalists.

Prior to Parker’s time at Shiloh Christian, he coached AAU basketball and ran a basketball training school at the All-Star Sports Arena in Springdale, Ark.  During that time, Parker helped coach a 17U Arkansas Wings team to the AAU Division I State Championship.   Parker also taught elementary physical education at Harvey Jones Elementary School in Springdale for two years.

As a player, Parker was an All-State guard for Batesville High School (Batesville, Ark). After his senior year of high school, Parker was a point guard for the Arkansas Wings’ Junior Olympics team that reached the quarterfinals. Parker played point guard for four years at Lyon College, an NAIA school in Batesville, Ark. where he was also an Academic All-American.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Coaching Endorsement while at Lyon College.

Parker and his wife, Rebecca, have two daughters, Halle (8) and Cate (6) and two sons, Ty (4) and Isaac (2).

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Jermael Bingham
Assistant Coach - 4th Season


Jermael Bingham is in his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Toppers.  Coach Bingham spent the previous two years as a member of the men’s basketball team.

Bingham earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology and a minor in kinesiology at Blue Mountain College.

Before coming to BMC, Bingham played 2 years at Dyersburg (Tenn.) State Community College. He averaged 12.9 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals a game. He was named Most Improved Player his first year and Best Defensive Player his second year. 

Bingham, a graduate of McNairy Central High School (Selmer, Tenn.) was a 4-year letterman, where he averaged 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals a game. Also during high school, Bingham was a 2-time all-district team and 2nd team all-tournament team recipient. Bingham was also named to the Golden Circle All West Tennessee All-Star team. 

Coach Bingham and his wife Elizabeth reside in Corinth, Miss. with their 4-year-old son, Kingston.

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Abbey Dominy
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Nolan Bennett