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Inside the Headset with the AFCA

May 18, 2023

This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring Dr. Alvin Parker, the head coach at Virginia Union. Coach Parker discusses his rare sustainability in the coaching profession and his passion for the AFCA. Coach Alvin Parker recently completed his 5th season as the head coach at Virginia Union. He has over 24 years of coaching experience, all within the competitive CIAA conference. Prior to coaching at Virginia Union, Coach Parker spent 13 years at Elizabeth City State University. 

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0:36 Introduction 

1:15 Growth as HC 

3:15 Advice for new experience as HC 

5:55 Building a complete staff 

10:00 Maintaining longevity 

12:25 Making the transition to new job 

15:20 What are you doing to maintain focus/motivation 

18:05 Finetuning the program and its culture 

21:20 Stronger than Pride book 

24:00 Inspiration to help the AFCA 

27:00 First Convention 

30:10 Kickoff for Black College Hall of Fame Classic 

32:00 Play411 

35:25 Social/Conclusion