May 16, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. - Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany made the following statement on the passing of Dave Parry, who supervised Big Ten football officials for 19 years through the 2008 season.
"We are saddened to learn of the passing of our good friend and colleague Dave Parry. Dave was a leader in the game of football and had the unique ability and temperament to move seamlessly between officials and coaches both at the professional and collegiate levels, earning the respect of all. Dave was an educator at his core, and we will miss him terribly. Our condolences go out to his wife Pat and his entire family."