Todd Parsons joined Coach Phil Estes’ Brown coaching staff in the spring of 2014 as quarterbacks coach after serving as wide receivers coach and Special Teams Coordinator at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2013.
Parsons was part of head coach Bob Chesney’s staff which directed the Hounds to a 6-5 overall mark, just the sixth winning season in program history. The team posted a perfect 5-0 road record in Northeast-10 play during the regular season, including three double-digit wins and just the second all-time victory over Bentley and the first in Waltham. Assumption also knocked off eventual Northeast-10 Champion American International by a 26-23 final.
Parsons arrived at Assumption with Chesney from Salve Regina University, where he also served as offensive coordinator, coaching the quarterbacks for two years and the offensive line/tight ends for one. They posted a 23-9 record during their three seasons in Newport, RI.
Salve claimed an ECAC championship in 2011 with an 8-3 overall record. In 2012, the Seahawks finished with a 9-2 overall record and a perfect 5-0 mark at home. The team also advanced to the NEFC Championship Game after posting a 7-1 mark in league play. During the 2012 season Salve ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in school history and, at one point, held the nation’s longest win streak.
In his three years at Salve, Parsons helped guide an offensive unit that garnered twelve all-conference selections including two NEFC Offensive Lineman of the Year, three ECAC all-stars, two All-New England selections, two All-Region selections, and one Gold Helmet Award winner. In 2012 Parsons help guide sophomore quarterback Steve Wilken to a record setting season, breaking the school single-season marks for passing yards (2,164) and passing touchdowns (19).
Parsons came to Salve Regina following three seasons at McDaniel College. During the 2009 season, he helped sophomore quarterback Thomas Massucci become just the second QB in McDaniel history to throw for more than 15 touchdowns in one season and the third to surpass 2,000 passing yards. As a result, he was 1 of 30 coaches selected to attend the 2009-10 NCAA Future Coaches Academy.
Originally from Easton, PA and a graduate of Easton Area High School, Parsons was a four-year letter winner and standout quarterback at Averett University (Danville, VA) from 2003-06. He was a two-time all-conference selection and an academic all-conference selection who guided the Cougars to four winning seasons and a conference championship. Parsons remains the school’s all-time leader with 42 touchdown passes and 4,848 total yards, and ranks second with 4,662 passing yards, including a career-high 361 yards against Maryville in 2006.
Parsons earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and wellness in 2007 from Averett, where he also minored in coaching. He went on to earn his master’s degree in sports administration from McDaniel in 2009.
Parsons resides in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife, Lauren, who is the Head Coach for the Salve Regina University women’s volleyball team.