Vince Parisi - Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Coach Parisi returns to his Alma Mater as the Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Coach. He played for the Hawks and Coach Calhoun in 1998-99. Coach Parisi went on to play at the University of South Florida in 2000 under Eddie Cardiari. He returned in 2001 as the Hawks Assistant Coach.
After receiving Italian citizenship, he went on to a successful professional playing career in the Italian Baseball League. In eight years of professional baseball, he played for 3 different teams, as well as the Italian National Team. With team Italy, he participated in 2 European Championships, a World Cup, the 2003 European Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Last year Coach Parisi served as the assistant baseball coach at Palm Harbor University High School, where he is currently teaching Driver Education and Physical Education, as well as serving as the Head Golf Coach. Along with his duties as the Recruiting Coordinator, he also serves as the Hitting Coach.
Coach Parisi graduated from Hillsborough Community College with an Associate of Arts in General Studies, the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and Concordia University-Irvine California with a Master degree of Coaching and Athletic Administration in Exercise and Sport Science. He resides in Clearwater Florida and is married to his Australian wife Kristy, whom he met in Italy where she played professional softball.