Parker Whiteman is in his first year with the Sam Houston State strength and conditioning team, working directly with Bearkat football.
He comes to SHSU after a short stint as a strength and conditioning coach with Barwis Methods Training Center in Michigan, but previously spent six seasons as Director of Skill Development and assistant strength and conditioning coach with Arizona football. He served in a similar capacity with Rich Rodriguez's teams at Michigan (2008-10) and West Virginia.
Whiteman was appointed a full-time assistant strength coach at West Virginia in 2007 after working as a graduate assistant in 2006. Prior to that, he spent two years as an assistant strength coach with the Baltimore Ravens and worked as a performance coach for Velocity Sports Performance.
He received his bachelor's degree in physical education and health from Shepherd University (W.Va.), where he played football, in 2006. Whiteman completed a master's degree in exercise science from McDaniel College. He is a native of Keyser, W.V.