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Purdue hires new tight ends coach from Marshall

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue has hired Marshall assistant Gerad Parker as its new tight ends coach.

New head coach Darrell Hazell made the announcement Monday.

Parker spent the last two seasons as the receivers coach at Marshall. He is the eighth member to join the Boilermakers staff since Hazell was hired in December.

Parker also spent three seasons at Tennessee-Martin where he coached receivers and running backs and was the passing game coordinator and recruiting coordinator. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kentucky, where he played.

Updated February 11, 2013

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