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Parker Braun joins Florida HS as JV OL coach

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The former Longhorns graduate transfer is following in his father’s footsteps by becoming a high school coach.

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.