Ken Parr

Ken Parr

Class of 1957

Sport(s): Baseball | Basketball

Year Inducted: 2004

Parr starred in two sports at Bennett in the mid 50’s. In basketball, he was the star of the Bennett team, leading the Tigers to the Yale Cup in his senior year. He led the Tigers in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. His 21 ppg average was good for second in the Yale Cup series.

Parr was named first team All-High in both the Buffalo Evening News and Courier Express following his senior season. He represented Bennett in three post-season all-star games following his senior season, and was awarded the “Mr. Basketball” trophy. Parr was a tough shooter and rebounder inside and had an uncanny soft touch from the outside.

In basebal l, Parr was one of the players who was instrumental in leading Bennett to the Cornell Cup Championships in 1 957 with a 3-2 win over Riverside at Offermann Stadium (formerly the Buffalo Bisons home field). His sixth inning single drove in the winning run in the championship game. Parr completed an errorless season in 1 957 at first base.

Following graduation, Parr went on to the University of Buffalo on a basketball scholarship. After a very successful career, he was inducted into the UB Sports Hall of Fame. He has since retired after a 35 year career as a physical education teacher and coach in Buffalo and Kenmore.