Coach Stacy Parker begins his 11th season as the Head Baseball Coach of the Mounties. Parker joined the Mt. SAC family in 2001 and has brought new excitement to the Mounties baseball program.
In 2012, Parker led the Mounties to their first ever, outright conference championship in the always tough South Coast Conference (SCC) and being named the SCC Coach of the Year. The team had a impressive record of 28-8 with a conference record of 17-4. The team received the #4 seed in the Southern California Regional Baseball Championships.
In 2004, he led the Mounties to the postseason for the first time in five years with a 22-14 record. That season the Mounties were ranked in the top 15 in Southern California for a majority of the season. The 2005 Mounties improved upon that success with a record of 25-13, finishing second in the South Coast Conference. The team returned to post season play for the second consecutive year and was ranked as high as 5th in the Southern California rankings. In 2009 the Mounties finished with a 30-18 record, advancing all the way to the Super Regionals.
Coach Parker’s resume includes over 19 years of collegiate coaching experience at both the Division I and community college levels. Prior to his arrival at Mt. SAC, Coach Parker was the Head Coach at Irvine Valley College (’00-‘01), where he was instrumental in starting that program. He has also served as an assistant coach at San Diego State (’97-‘99) and Orange Coast College (’92-‘97).
Coach Parker’s background includes a trip to the California Community College Final Four in 1992 and two seasons as the head coach of the Alaska Goldpanners (’95 & ’96). During his time in Alaska, he received Coach of the Year honors leading the Goldpanners to a 32-19 finish. He has worked with numerous stars of the sport including Adam Kennedy (Angels, Mariners, Cardinals), Mike Young (Texas Rangers), and Jason Lane (Houston Astros).
Coach Parker played baseball at UC Irvine where he received his B.A. Degree (Social Sciences). After a four year professional playing career with the Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies, he earned his Masters of Education (emphasis on Physical Education) degree from Azusa Pacific University.
Coach Parker and his wife Stacy Kirch reside in Tustin with their two sons Thomas (10) and Drew (8), and two dogs Buster and Bear.