A member of the Suffolk Athletics Department for nearly the past 19 years, Jay Parker switches roles from assistant baseball coach to the first-ever head coach of the women's golf program in 2016.
Parker, who has been a part of Ram Nation for the past 19 seasons as an assistant baseball coach takes his coaching talents from the diamond to the links in his first-ever collegiate head coaching position.
His 19 years spent with the Rams’ baseball program is a part of a 30-year coaching tenure, which was divided between high school – Mission High, Boston and Trinity Catholic – seven years with the All-Dorchester Sports League (ADSL) Connie Mack 16-18 team and Suffolk. In 2000, the ADSL Connie Mack team participated in an international tournament held in Havana, Cuba where they were the first American team to beat Cuba on their home soil.
Parker moved up to the collegiate level when he joined Suffolk University’s ranks for the 2000 season. With Parker on the bench, the Rams joined the GNAC, put together two perfect ledgers against conference competition, locked up the regular season title five times and won the championship six. He also has played a key role to six Suffolk trips to the NCAA Regional Tournaments.
Parker is an alumni of Catholic Memorial ’81 and a 1986 graduate of Bridgewater State College.