Parnell Named Defensive Player of the Year, Singler Co-Coach of the Year

South Medford linebacker Jaylin Parnell and head coach Bill Singler each received the highest of 6A honors on Thursday.

Posted: Dec. 22, 2017 12:40 AM

MEDFORD, Ore.—Jaylin Parnell has capped off his high school career in emphatic fashion.

On Thursday, the South Medford senior linebacker was named the Defensive Player of the Year for Class 6, as voted on by the state’s coaches.

The honor comes a few days after Parnell received a scholarship offer from Western Oregon and after he was selected to the all-state first teams on both offense and defense.

His coach, Bill Singler, took home some hardware as well.

Singler was named the 6A Co-Coach of the year along with Joe Bushman of state-champion Clackamas.

Singler led the Panthers to their first ever state title game at the start of December. It was also his first as a head coach.

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