Mountaineer Baseball Coaching Staff
Matt Parker - Head Coach
Matt Parker is in his first year as head coach of Eastern baseball. Parker spent the past seven years as head coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) where he led the Eagles to six 40-win seasons and a 325-111 overall record. The OKWU Eagles finished the 2018 season with a 53-8 overall record, winning the Regular Season Conference Championship and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. OKWU missed making its second-consecutive trip to the NAIA World Series with a loss in the Regional finals. Under Parker’s leadership, OKWU won four conference championships, three conference tournament championships, two regional championships and made two appearances in the NAIA World Series, finishing in third place in 2014. He was named Conference Coach of the Year in 2012, 2017 and 2018. In addition to his coaching duties, Parker has served as the assistant athletic director for three years.
Parker’s impressive coaching career began at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He served as an assistant coach there while completing his master’s degree in sports administration. Prior to Henderson, Parker earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lyon College. Parker’s other experience includes serving as assistant coach at California Baptist University and Garden City Community College.
Noe Ruiz - Assistant Coach