Rob  Parker
Rob Parker

Assistant Coach

Rob Parker enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Siena women's soccer program.

Parker is primarily responsible for the training of the goalkeepers and helps out with all areas of the program including practice preparation, evaluation, recruiting and game planning.

During his first three years with the Saints, Parker has made his mark with the Siena program. He coached Noel Cox to a MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2004.

Parker comes to Siena from the University at Albany, where he served as an assistant coach for three seasons. There, he also worked primarily with the team's goalkeepers in addition to assisting the head coach with recruiting. He also served as head coach of the Kingston High School girls' soccer team during the 1996-97 seasons. Before arriving in Kingston, Parker was an assistant coach for the women's soccer program at Towson University.

A member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the United States Soccer Coaches Association and the National Goalie Wars Association, Parker is head coach of the Empire State Games Open Women's Soccer Team from the Adirondack Region, a team that he has coached for the past four year's capturing gold in 2002, 2003 and 2005 and a silver medal in 2004. In addition, Parker works with several soccer club organizations in the community.

Parker holds a NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma, an NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and a USSF National D Coaching License. He is also a member of the Eastern New York Olympic Development Program staff.

Parker served as the starting goalkeeper for Ulster County Community College in 1994. While there, he led his team into the 1994 NJCAA National Tournament.

Currently, Parker is employed in the New York State Legislature.