Coach John Parker receives recognition

Ouachita Christian Coach John Parker has been selected as a finalist for the 2022 National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year in Baseball. 

The award is presented annually to coaches around the country for their excellence in coaching and the example they set to their players. 

Parker is one of 12 finalists from Louisiana, one of the largest number of finalists from one state.

Parker’s 214-72 record as OCS’s head baseball coach since 2014 includes three state championships (2015, 2019 and 2021) and one state runner-up finish (2017). He also has three state championships as assistant coach (2008, 2010 and 2012).