Mountain View to name football field after Jesse Parker
Mesa Mountain View received unanimous approval from the Mesa Public Schools’ governing board on Tuesday to name its football field after its first coach, Jesse Parker.
The renaming will take place on Aug. 26, when the Toros open the season at home under their fifth coach, Mike Fell, who came in from Lima, Ohio to take over the program this year.
Parker started the program in 1975 after leading Phoenix Camelback to a state championship in 1974. He quickly built the Toros into a perennial big-schools powerhouse, leading them to state championships in 1978, 1983, 1986 and 1993. After he left in 1995 to begin coaching Texas high school football, Bernie Busken continued the tradition Parker started, winning titles in 1996, ’97 and ’99.