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Parker Corbin `24 Named Finalist for the “That’s My Boy” Award

Parker Corbin `24 Named Finalist for the “That’s My Boy” Award
Parker Corbin Thats My Boy Award

It’s no surprise that Parker Corbin `24 was one of 10 finalists for what some consider to be the most prestigious award a high school football player can receive in the Greater Cincinnati area.

“Parker is an amazing young man, as are all the young men selected as finalists for this award,” says Coyle. “But his selfless attitude and his commitment to rebuilding our football program while being a Big Ten baseball recruit has been impressive. Parker is now signed with the University of Maryland for baseball and I am certain he will be a success in life beyond Country Day. I am proud to have coached him for the last four years and I am excited to see the impact he will have on our world as he will be a dynamic leader.”

According to Coach Coyle, Parker has been a leader for the football team – both on and off the field – throughout the last two seasons, which hold a collective record of 22-3. “Our program has come a long way since Parker’s freshman season when we were 0-6 and had to quit our final game at halftime because we did not have enough players to finish. Then in his sophomore season Parker had a season-ending knee injury that required surgery. Many players would not have returned to football; our program was struggling and Parker already had a scholarship offer to Ohio State University for baseball. But he was determined to help rebuild the program and over the last two years he has been the heart and soul of our team.”

The “That’s My Boy” award recognizes one student-athlete who excels on the field, in the classroom, and in extracurricular activities. To be named a finalist for the award, which is presented by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Football Foundation (GCCNFF), the candidates receive points for reaching certain criteria, such as a successful playing career, strong academic performance, community involvement, and leadership in school.

“My nomination would not have been made possible without the work and dedication from Coach Coyle, my quarterback coach, Ken Minor, and our amazing athletic trainer, John-Michael Leppert,” says Corbin, who is also student council president, avid volunteer, and a 4.0+ student. “These three role models have influenced me in ways I could never have imagined and I credit my success on the football field to them. My nomination would also not be possible without Country Day. The rigorous academics and supportive staff and faculty have propelled me into the student I am today. Going to Country Day has allowed me to grow both academically and athletically. I am extremely grateful to all the faculty and staff who have pushed me to be the student and person I am today.”

All finalists were recognized at the 57th annual scholar-athlete banquet at the Original Montgomery Inn.

“I had such an amazing time at the banquet; I got the chance to meet some of the best football players across the southwestern region of Ohio,” says Corbin.

According to the event program, “Honoring the top scholar-athletes in the Greater Cincinnati area brings recognition to those young men who have excelled on the playing field, in their classrooms, and in their communities.” Country Day has had three prior winners: Rodney Vincent ’87 (attended Brown University), Andrew Willis ’01 (attended Colgate University), and Connor Pohl ’18 (attended Miami University, Florida).

“Football has given me the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself,” says Corbin. “The game has taught me passion, resiliency, and toughness, all traits I will use later in my life. I will always be grateful for the relationships I’ve made during my four years of high school football. I’m extremely honored and humbled to have been named a finalist for this prestigious award.”

Click here to watch Parker’s senior year football highlight video. Click here for more about the National Football Foundation’s Greater Cincinnati chapter.

Thats My Boy Award Nominees 2024