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Parsons signs on as coach for Andino

Updated: May 6, 2011, 7:25 PM ET
By Jeff Dinunzio | ESPN Action Sports

A familiar face is playing a new role in the career of professional surfer Kolohe Andino. Long-time competitive and big-wave surfer and contest director Mike "Snips" Parsons recently left his post as Special Projects and Athlete Manager at Billabong after 10 years to become the 17-year-old super-grom's full-time coach.

Parsons's relationship with the Andino family spans three decades, having surfed and coached with Kolohe's father Dino. Both have been instrumental in Kolohe's ...

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