Justin Parker
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Wright State
Graduating Year: 2012
Experience: 4 Years
Phone: 937-775-4188
Justin Parker Biography
Courtesy: WSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: 01/23/2013

After an extremely decorated career, Justin Parker turned his sights to the coaching ranks, bringing him home to Wright State.  Now after six seasons with the Raiders in various capacities, many can see the fruits of his hard work.

Joining the staff under now Penn State head coach Rob Cooper in 2011, Parker was elevated to oversee the pitchers and assist current Raider head coach Greg Lovelady in 2014.  Since then, he has been much more than an assistant coach as he offers insight and knowledge in every aspect of the program.

2016 saw a continued rise in the program status with its second straight Horizon League title and a second trip to the NCAA Regional Finals in Louisville.  The Raider pitchers exceeded expectations as Jess Scholtens ended with a 10-1 mark and made history with the program's first perfect game at Dayton.  Scholtens was named to the Horizon League's first team and selected by the San Diego Padres in the ninth round.  Freshman pitcher Caleb Sampen was the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year.

2015 was filled with honors and firsts for the team as WSU advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals at Illinois and posted four pitchers on the Horizon League post-season teams, including the Reliever of the Year Andrew Elliott.  Elliott was later drafted by the Baltimore Orioles.

2014 was Parker's first under Lovelady as the Raiders advanced to the Horizon League finals with two pitchers who received multiple honors.  Joey Hoelzel was named first team and Co-Pitcher of the Year and Andrew Elliott was the Reliever of the Year while Robby Sexton was selected to the second team.

His WSU playing career was a first team Horizon League selection in 2007 and 2008 as well as second team ABCA All Region honoree in 2007.  In 2008, he was an ESPN The Magazine Academic recipient.

He earned a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State in 2012.