Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:49

Parker resigns as Bangor boys hoops coach after OUI, both teams fall in playoffs

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Parker resigns as Bangor boys hoops coach after OUI, both teams fall in playoffs

BANGOR - Carl Parker's second tenure as Bangor boys basketball coach came to an abrupt end Tuesday afternoon, after he resigned following an arrest this past weekend for Operating Under the Influence.

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.

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Jon Alba joined ABC 7 and FOX 22 in September of 2015 to serve as sports director and anchor. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he served as general manager of the school's television station Q30 Television for two years.

During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

In the past, Jon has worked at MLB Network, alongside MLB Advanced Media. Additionally, his work has been featured on AOL Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @JonAlba.