Parciak graduated from Central Connecticut State in 1974 and started his teaching career at Berlin High School in 1975. He taught physical education and health until 2003. He also coached the girls basketball and softball teams.
He coached basketball from 1974-1994, starting with the freshman and junior varsity levels before taking over as the varsity coach in 1982.
He had 13-year record of 141-135, qualifying for the state tournament 11 times. He was selected as a CHSCA All-Star coach during that time.
Parciak was the softball coach from 1979-2003 and had a 24-year career record of 386-139. His teams won 12 league championships and four state championships, qualifying for the state tournament 23 out of his 24 years as head coach. He was also selected to coach in the CHSCA All-Star softball game during that time.
Parciak was recognized with numerous honors during his career: 1990 Connecticut High School Coaches Association Softball Coach of the Year, 1998 National High School Coaches Association Softball Coach of the Year finalist, and in 2010 was inducted into the Connecticut High School and Collegiate Hall of Fame.
He served on the CIAC/CHSCA softball committee for 10 years, acting as chairperson for seven years.
He was a member of the CHSCA All-Star softball committee for 20 years, being chairperson for 12 years. He also served as chairperson of the Northwest Conference Softball Committee for 20 years.
During his coaching career, Parciak had numerous players selected to All-State and All-League teams and individual players and teams that held NFHS national records.
He also conducted clinics for local youth groups in softball and basketball.
After leaving Berlin High, Parciak received his certification as a Certified Athletic Administrator from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and served as Athletic Director in the Windsor school district from 2003-2010 before retiring.
The Berlin High School Sports Athletic Hall of Fame will induct in 2012 the following: Joseph Simeone (Class of 1936), Lino "Chick" Girone (1936), Paul Kornichuk (1949), Dan Roberts (1967), Tammy Borkowski (1989), Jennifer Baccaro (1991), Kyle Gallo (1993), Susan Church Zibell (1993) and Jesse Carlson (1999), coaches George Hall and Ken Parciak, and contributor Bob Peckrul. The 1986 BHS wrestling team will be honored.
The Hall of Fame induction dinner will be held Sunday, April 29 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. For ticket information, contact Marie Siegal at (860) 828-1115; firstname.lastname@example.org.