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Ex-NCAA officials chief David Parry dies

Updated: May 16, 2011, 8:44 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- David Parry, who was the head of football officiating in the Big Ten for 19 years and the NCAA's first national coordinator of officials, died Monday from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 76.

The NCAA announced Parry's death.

Parry was an on-field college football official for 20 years and worked in the NFL from 1975-1990.

He was assigned to 14 NFL playoff games, including four conference championship games, and was the side judge for the 1983 Super ...

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