Dale Parker enters his first season as Lander's assistant men's soccer coach. Parker was hired in August of 2019.
Prior to arriving in Greenwood, Parker served as the Director of Coaching for the Virginia Soccer Assocation and as the head coach of the U16/17 boys team of the Virginia Develpment Academy. He also worked as the Director of Girls Coaching for Chesterfield United FC and as head coach for the club's women's pre-WPSL team.
A two-time All-American and three-year captain at Lees-McRae, Parker helped the Bobcats capture three regular season titles and advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and 2009. Parker, who was a college teammate of Lander head coach Lee Squires, started 80 matches at Lees-McRae, including a stretch of 72 consecutive matches. He and Squires led the Bobcats to an appearance in the national championship match in 2009.