Jarvis Parsley was born on October 5th, 1909, in London, KY. He began his coaching career at Lily High School in Laurel County. He began coaching Brooksville in the 1941-1942 season, and coached for 26 seasons until 1967. As a coach, he was Region Runner-Up four times in 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953, won twelve District Championships, and two Region Championships in 1944 and 1955. He coached the 1944 Brooksville team that won 27 consecutive games and 1 loss, and the 1955 team that tied the school record of 30 wins a season. He compiled 456 wins with a 61.3% win percentage, and is the longest tenured, and winningest coach in Bracken County history. He coached the baseball teams to District Championships in 1944, 1951, and 1953, with a Region and State Runner-Up title in 1944. He served as principal for 30 years from 1944-1974.
Mr. Jarvis Parsley passed away on September 14th, 2004. In honor of his achievements, he was inducted to the 10th Region Hall of Fame, received the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Court of Honor award in 2010, and was the Bracken County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.