Record: 21-11 Home: 7-7 Away: 12-3 Neutral: 2-1 TranSouth: 10-6
Ryan Parnell
Ryan Parnell - Assistant Coach - 7th Season
Birth Date: October 15, 1980
 
Birthplace: Linden, Tenn.
 
Education: Perry County High School (Tenn.); Tennessee Technological University ('03); Tennessee Technological University (MBA-'05).
 
Ryan Parnell enters his seventh season as assistant coach for the Freed-Hardeman Lion basketball team. Parnell, a native of Linden, Tenn., came to FHU from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.
He is a 2003 graduate from Tennessee Tech with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Information Systems. In May of 2005, he received his MBA from TTU.
 
While at Tennessee Tech, Parnell was team manager for four years, the first three under Coach Jeff Lebo, now at Auburn University and the last under Coach Mike Sutton. During that time, the TTU Golden Eagles won three Ohio Valley Conference Championships. During the 2002 season, they advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT. In 2003, he took a graduate assistant position before being promoted to the Director of Basketball Operations one year later. As Director of Basketball Operations, his responsibilities included coordinating travel accommodations, film exchange, ordering and maintaining equipment, and hiring student managers. During this time, he also held the position of Assistant Camp Director where his responsibilities included scheduling camp games, workers, and facilities.
 
Parnell graduated from Perry County High School in 1999 where he was a student assistant/manager for Coach Bruce Slatten. While at PCHS, the team was state runner-up and also won a state championship title.
 
Parnell is married to Elizabeth (Regg) of Nashville, Tenn.
 
2011-12 Men's Basketball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Seth WeaverFRG6-0 Ringgold, Ga.Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe HS
2DeBrell McLemoreFRG5-10 Franklin, Tenn.Franklin HS
3Anthony SampsonSRG5-3122Jackson, Tenn.Liberty HS
5Daniel GravattSOF6-7211Memphis, Tenn.Central Baptist School
10Jonathan MilewskiJRG6-0169Memphis, Tenn.Evangelical Christian School
11Mark BrownFRG6-3 Gallatin, Tenn.Station Camp HS
12Reginald GilmoreSOF6-5198Chattanooga, Tenn.Tyner Academy
13Rob PereaSOG6-2194Seward, AlaskaSeward HS
14Michael YoungJRG6-2208Franklin, Tenn.Franklin HS
15Chandler MackFRG/F6-7165Corpus Christi, TexasMadison Academy
20Ben MeisFRG6-4174Memphis, Tenn.Gateway Christian
22Sam FleischmanFRG/F6-4195Hartselle, Ala.Hartselle HS
23Verkeneo MannSOG/F6-2 Decatur, Ala.Tennessee State Univ.
24Robert GivensSRF6-4214Carthage, Miss.Carthage HS
31Orlando BassFRG/F6-1 Oakland, Tenn.Fayette-Ware HS
32Isaiah Harrison*FRF6-7 Nashville, Tenn.Hillsboro HS
33Will Jones*FRG5-10 Henderson, Tenn.Chester Co. HS
34Kyle TeichmannJRF6-6238Brentwood, Tenn.Brentwood HS
42Greg Peak*FRF6-5 Murfreesboro, Tenn.Blackman HS
44Vincent DotsonFRF6-5203Charlotte, Tenn.Creek Wood HS
* Redshirt
Will Mantlo - Grad Assistant - 2nd season
Zack Frey - Grad Assistant - 1st season
Brian Pearson - Grad Assistant - 1st season
Jason Shelton - Head Coach - 7th season
Ryan Parnell - Assistant Coach - 7th season