Parker Lynn, Belle Vernon, Calif. (Pa.) Graduate, joins Seton Hill baseball staff
As the Seton Hill baseball team made their way through the Atlantic Division II and NCAA regional championships earlier this summer, Parker Lynn watched with interest.
During his time as a player and student assistant coach in Cal, Pa., Lynn often faced and admired the Griffins, another foe of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
So when he saw SHU come forward to play at Coleman Field in Cary, NC, he wasn’t the least bit shocked that they were there.
“From my time competing against SHU for four years at Cal U, their competitive and successful caliber of play was an attribute that didn’t go unnoticed,” said Lynn, a Belle Vernon and Cal area graduate. “The incredible race they had last year is the direct result of hard work and determination that I can’t wait to be a part of.”
After watching from afar, Lynn will take a closer look at the Griffins this fall. He announced on Saturday that he would join the Seton Hill coaching team as an assistant to head coach Marc Marizzaldi.
“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to coach again at one of the best Division II conferences in the country,” said Lynn. “The level of respect I have for Seton Hill University, the baseball program and Coach Marizzaldi is at its height, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to join their staff. This springboard will only continue to propel my coaching career.
Lynn, 25, has already put together an impressive coaching resume.
He started as a student assistant with the Vulcans in 2016 before moving on to assistant coach gigs in West Liberty and Salem.
He was also head coach of Little River Lagoon in the Beach Collegiate Baseball League and assistant coach of the North Adams SteepleCats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Additionally, Lynn spent three years as a scout for USA Baseball and was the head coach of the US Elite 15U team based in Altoona in 2016.
Most recently, Lynn was director of baseball operations at Division I Gardner-Webb and was director of the Johnstown Mill Rats in the Prospect League, a summer college league operating in six different states.
“My experience this summer as a head coach has allowed me to deal with adversity in a positive way and use those experiences in my new role at SHU,” said Lynn. “After having enjoyed a successful season last year, the student-athletes and coaches are determined to continue building a positive and winning culture with the ultimate goal of returning to Cary to win a national championship. ”
Seton Hill finished 39-8 overall and 23-4 in the PSAC game this season.