Town Square

Post a New Topic

Coach Ben Parks named to sports hall of fame

Original post made on Mar 3, 2011

Another honor is ahead for Ben Parks, a former football and wrestling coach at Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, an ardent fundraiser for needy families, and a noted mentor and friend to students on the M-A campus.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 12:00 AM

Comments (3)

Like this comment
Posted by Greg
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Hi. I went to Menlo Atherton High school. I left there in 1976 I remember when in snowed there in my senior year there. Also Ben Parks would run 1 mile per year of his age when I went there. I remeber he ran 42 miles around the school track at that time. I sure would like to say hello to him again after all these yrs. Please give him my email if you may. Its towle252@comcast.net Thank you very much and may God bless.


Like this comment
Posted by Tim Sullivan
a resident of another community
on Aug 22, 2011 at 9:04 am

Coach parks was one of the most honest & best men I have ever known. My son Colin had the chance to coach at M.A. when they won their CCS football title. Coach Parks was at every game. He was an inspiration to all the players & coaching staff. My son & I learned a great deal from Coach. He will be missed.


Like this comment
Posted by Tim Sullivan
a resident of another community
on Aug 22, 2011 at 9:04 am

Coach parks was one of the most honest & best men I have ever known. My son Colin had the chance to coach at M.A. when they won their CCS football title. Coach Parks was at every game. He was an inspiration to all the players & coaching staff. My son & I learned a great deal from Coach. He will be missed.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 5,005 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 1,212 views

Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 738 views

One-on-one time
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 565 views