After spending a year as a graduate transfer with the Texas Longhorns and then deciding not to pursue a professional football career, former offensive guard Parker Braun is moving on to life after football — Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida, announced his addition as a junior varsity offensive line coach and English teacher on Tuesday.
Excited to announce the addition of Parker Braun to our coaching staff. Parker was an All-ACC offensive lineman at GA Tech and most recently played his final season as a grad transfer at Texas.— Nease Football (@NeaseFTBL) July 7, 2020
Parker will be coaching the JV OL and teaching English!
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So Braun will follow in the footsteps of his father, Mike, who is currently the athletics director at Suwanee High School in Live Oak, Florida. The elder Braun has spent the last 15 years as a teacher and became a football coach in 2011.
A 6’3, 300-pounder, Braun started all 13 games at left guard for Texas in 2019 after joining the program as a graduate transfer from Georgia Tech, where he was a two-time All-ACC selection. After spending his entire career in triple-option offenses, however, Braun didn’t quite live up to the lofty expectations placed on him as one of the most coveted graduate transfer offensive linemen in the country.
But he was a three-time Academic All-ACC honoree and a member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, so his future as a teacher and coach looks bright.