Leea Parker Joins Women's Basketball Program as Assistant Coach

Leea Parker Joins Women's Basketball Program as Assistant Coach

Leea Parker joined the College of Southern Maryland women's basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2022-23 season.

Parker began coaching in 2020 at Lake Norman Charter High School in Huntersville, North Carolina. She was an assistant coach with both the women's basketball and softball teams for two years.

Parker has also been playing in the Queen City Pro-Am Basketball League in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2021.

Parker graduated from the College of Southern Maryland in 2016 with an associate degree in criminal justice. She played on the women's basketball team for two years and the softball team for one year. In her final basketball season with the Hawks, Parker averaged 7.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game, and was selected to the Region 20 All-Star Team.

Parker then transferred to Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 2016, playing on the women's basketball team for the next two years. She and her team won the USA South Athletic Conference East Division Regular Season Championship her final season in 2018. Parker graduated from Greensboro with her bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a minor in psychology in 2019.

Parker graduated from Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown, Maryland, in 2012 where she played basketball and ran track all four years. During her senior basketball season, Parker was selected to play in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference All-Star Game. In 2011, she was a member of the women's track team that won the state championship in track overall, and she became the school record holder in the 4 x 100 relay.

Parker resides in Waldorf, Maryland, and enjoys spending time with her dog and family. She continues to play sports when she can and also enjoys going to Topgolf.

Parker said she wants to increase the amount of student-athletes who want to play for CSM, and she wants to maintain the competitiveness in the junior college level.

Parker said of her return to CSM, "I chose to come back to CSM because I am an alum here. I love the school, I love the area. I am familiar with the schools in the tri-county area and I wanted to go back to where I started my college career!"