The Green Bay Packers named Christian Parker defensive quality control coach on Feb. 1, 2019.
Christian Parker enters his first season as a Packers’ defensive quality control coach in 2019, having been named to the position on Feb. 1, 2019. He joins the Packers after working as a defensive analyst at Texas A&M last season.
In his current role in Green Bay, Parker will work closely with defensive coordinator Mike Pettine with a focus on coaching the secondary in addition to breaking down opponent game film and analyzing their offensive tendencies, developing the playbook, compiling team and player reports and coordinating the opponent scout team.
As a defensive analyst for Texas A&M in 2018, Parker worked primarily with the secondary. He helped develop DB Donovan Wilson, a sixth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2019 who totaled 66 tackles (37 solo), two sacks and two interceptions in 2018. As a unit, the Aggie defense ranked No. 3 nationally in rushing defense, No. 9 in third-down defense and No. 15 in red-zone defense.
Prior to working at Texas A&M, Parker worked as the cornerbacks coach at William & Mary in the spring of 2017. During the 2017 season, he served as a defensive analyst for Notre Dame, working mainly with the secondary. Parker helped mentor CB Julian Love, who earned second-team All-America honors from Sports Illustrated after posting 68 tackles (45 solo), three INTs and a school-record 20 pass breakups. The Irish also ranked No. 1 in the FBS in 40-yard completions allowed (one) and 50-yard completions allowed (zero) and No. 2 in 30-yard completions allowed (nine).
From 2015-16, Parker coached at Norfolk State, first as safeties coach (2015) and then as defensive backs coach (2016). Additionally, he served as the recruiting coordinator both seasons. Parker was a 2017 AFCA/NCAA 30 Under 30 Coaches Leadership Institute selection after he helped the Spartans rank among the top 10 nationally in interceptions (18), pass-efficiency defense (106.9) and passing yards allowed (171.1 ypg) in 2016. He also helped a pair of defensive backs, Sandy Chapman and Brandon Walker, earn All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors. Chapman ranked second in the league in interceptions (five) and third in passes defensed (12), while Walker finished third on the team with a career-high 72 tackles.
Parker’s recruiting efforts were also recognized with www.boxtorow.com ranking both of his recruiting classes in the top four among all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Norfolk State’s 2016 class ranked as the best in the MEAC and third among HBCUs, while the 2017 class ranked second and fourth, respectively.
Prior to coaching at Norfolk State, Parker worked at Virginia State, serving as cornerbacks coach in 2013 and secondary coach in 2014. Virginia State’s defense ranked in the top 20 of Division II in total defense in both 2013 (No. 12) and 2014 (No. 20). Also in 2014, the Trojans led the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and ranked No. 12 nationally with 18 INTs and ranked No. 17 in pass defense (174.2 ypg). He coached an All-CIAA first-team performer in both of his years with the Trojans, mentoring DB Sean Smith in 2013 and DB Darion Thomas in 2014.
Parker played wide receiver and cornerback at the University of Richmond and was a member of Colonial Athletic Association championship teams in 2009 and 2012. He also ran track and graduated in 2013 with a degree in political science.
Born Dec. 23, 1991, in Glen Allen, Va., Parker is single and lives in Green Bay.