Marist head coach Jim Parady announced his retirement after 32 years in charge of the Red Foxes. Parady led Marist to an overall record of 155-171-1 with a conference record of 116-86-1.
Parady joined Marist in 1991 as the offensive coordinator and became head coach a year later. His first season in 1992 was in the now-defunct Division 3 Liberty Football Conference. A year later, Marist was required to move up to Division 1-AA (now FCS) as a result of an NCAA rule change. The Red Foxes went 5-5 in 1993 as a Division 1-AA independent team.
Parady led the change from Division 3 to Division 1-AA and into the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 1994. He won or shared three conference titles in the MAAC in 1994, 2006, and 2007. With the MAAC no longer sponsoring football following the 2007 season, Marist was once again an independent in 2008 and joined their current conference – the Pioneer Football League – in 2009. Marist and Parady won a share of the 2013 PFL Championship but did not receive the bid to the FCS Playoffs as a result of the head-to-head loss against Butler.
Parady is the third FCS coach to announce their retirement since August. Both Al Bagnoli (Columbia) and Oliver Pough (South Carolina State) announced their retirement before the season.
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