Willie Parker gets into coaching, around some other NFL vets


Former Steelers running back Willie Parker’s getting into coaching, taking a job as an assistant at West Virginia Weslyan College.

Parker was a member of two Super Bowl champions in Pittsburgh, rushing for 5,378 career yards. And he’s not nearly the only NFL link at the Division II school in scenic Buckhannon.

He joins a staff that includes another former NFL running back, Anthony Thomas, who is the special teams coach there. Thomas spent seven years in the NFL with the Bears, Saints, Cowboys and Bills.

Also on the staff is Eric Brock, a safety who spent two years with the Falcons. And, then there’s Nate Montana, son of Joe, who transferred there in May.

 Maybe they all just want to hang out with Florio, who lives about a half hour away.