The Bangor Daily News was first to report Parker's resignation Tuesday, which was offered Monday after Parker reportedly learned of the school's intention to release him from the position. Parker spoke to the BDN Tuesday, admitting he had consumed alcohol and then attempted to drive back to Bangor from Lewiston Saturday before hitting a patch of black ice. No further details were available as of Tuesday on the arrest, nor is it clear what sort of punishment he could face.
ABC 7 and Fox 22 attempted to contact both Parker and the Bangor school district multiple times Tuesday, but requests for comment were unsuccessful. Parker previously had a run as head coach in the 1980s, before returning three seasons ago.
The No. 5 Rams were then forced to play their Class AA North quarterfinal matchup against No. 4 Windham with junior varsity coach Jon McAllian temporarily at the helm, a game they lost 78-62. Bangor's Matt Fleming did score his 1,000th career point in the effort, however.
Meanwhile, the girls would go down to No. 2 Portland, where their season came to an end with a 62-39 loss.