Ridge View head football coach announces departure from the program

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — After six years with the Ridge View Blazers football program, Perry Parks is on the move.

Parks made the announcement on his Twitter page, but did not specify why he was leaving Ridge View or what his next steps are.

“What we have been able to do here is nothing short of amazing,” Parks said in his announcement. “We are extremely proud of the tradition and pride we have brought back school and community.”

Under Parks, Ridge View became known as one of the most competitive teams in the Midlands. The Blazers went 5-6 in Parks’ first season in 2015, and haven’t posted a losing season since. Parks leaves Ridge View with a 45-23 record in six seasons.

The Blazers made the playoffs in 2020 despite stepping up into class 5A for the first time and facing much tougher competition. Ridge View went 6-1 in the regular season before falling to T.L. Hanna in the first round of the postseason.

Parks also led Ridge View to the Upper State championship game in 2019, an reached the third round of the playoffs three times with the Blazers. He leaves the program with the second-most wins in school history.

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