(12-6-21) Rockford Public Schools (RPS 205) in the future will have a new Athletic Director. Today the Rockford Register Star reported that Mat Parker was no longer in that position.

WREX TV reports that Parker has been placed on administrative leave and that has been confirmed by the district. According to the article Parker declined to comment on camera.

Parker told the Register-Star –

“It’s not my choice.”

“I have proven that I am one of the highest level ADs around. And I don’t think that is replaceable.”

205 Parker oversaw all four RPS schools athletic programs — Auburn, Jefferson, East and Guilford. During his time he started the 205 Tip-Off Classic (boys basketball), the Chicagoland Summer Showcase and the District Hall of Fame.

WTVO You Tube Video

Three hours ago Parker tweeted the following –

No RPS 205 statement has been released on this situation. No further information can be provided by the district because it’s a personnel matter.

…will update when they do.