Coach Parrack Recognition
Macks Creek School recognized Coach Tom Parrack this evening during half time of the boys' basketball game. Many former players returned to honor their coach. Below is the text of what was shared this evening: 

Macks Creek School is proud to take a moment to recognize a local coaching legend. If you have been a Missouri high school basketball fan for any length of time, you have heard about the career of Coach Tom Parrack.

Coach Parrack graduated Macks Creek High School in 1961. He played basketball in college for two years at Southwest Baptist University before transferring to Missouri State University to earn his Bachelors of Education Degree. He started his teaching and coaching career in 1966 at Tunas High School. He taught and coached at various other high schools over his 36 year career, but spent 19 years right here in his home town.

During his career he led his teams to 981 total wins. This remarkable feat earned him the distinction of the second most winningest coach in Missouri basketball history. We are proud of the fact that 606 of those wins were right here at Macks Creek. Coach led Macks Creek basketball teams to win 11 total district championships, 6 with the Pirates (including 5 consecutive years from 1989 to 1993) and 5 more with the Lady Pirates. He also led teams to win countless tournament championships.

Coach Tom Parrack won Missouri Coach of the Year, was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Macks Creek Alumni Hall of Fame. 

Coach Parrack has always been a proud member of the Macks Creek community and has served as a dedicated teacher, coach, and the pastor of Bannister Baptist Church for more than 40 years. We want to recognize Coach for his positive impact upon our community and for all his accomplishments throughout his life, mentoring and serving others. Please join us in recognizing Coach Tom Parrack this evening! 

Thank you Brad Parrack for providing all of the specific details about Coach's career.