Logan Parker

Logan Parker

  • Title:
    Associate Head Baseball Coach
  • Organization:
    Baseball
  • Phone:
    432-335-6352
  • Email:
    lparker@odessa.edu
  • Hometown:
    Odessa, Texas
  • High School:
    Permian High School
  • Previous College:
    University of Cincinnati

Coach Parker is entering his first season as Associate Head Coach and eighth season with the Odessa College Wranglers. While at OC, Logan's primary responsibilities include recruiting, offense, infield and third base coach. In addition to his responsibilities on the field, Logan is also a member of the Department of Health and Physical Education faculty.

The Wranglers finished the 2019 season 38-22 and semi-finalist in the Region V Tournament. OC posted another strong year offensively, ranking 4th BA (.356), 5th Hits (654), 13th RBI (443), 1st in 3B (45) and 10th in SLG (.548) with multiple conference and regional honors. Kyler Castillo was named NJCAA First Team All-American and Ivan Melendez earned Third Team All-American. Off of the field, the Wranglers posted a 3.26 team GPA with 20+ players earning both Fall and Spring WJCAC All-Academic Team.

In 2018, OC finished 34-25 and qualified for the Region V Tournament. Offensively, they were ranking 11th BA (.356), 7th Hits (711), 10th RBI (476) and 12th Runs (518).In 2017, the Wranglers posted one of their most offensively successful years to date. Finishing 46-13 and WJCAC champions, OC ranked 1st BA (.400), 3rdOBP (.474), 2nd SLG (.644), 5th 2B and 10th in HR. In the Region V tournament, OC fell to McLennan Community College who went on to the NJCAA World Series semi-finals. 2016 Wranglers finished 28-28. Despite failing to qualify for the regional tournament, OC still produced well offensively, posting a .356 (11th) team BA. In 2015, the Wranglers posted a 32-29 record with a .327 team BA. OC qualified for their first regional tournament in five years, losing to McLennan Community College in the championship game.

Since Logan joined the Wranglers, their offensive production has demonstrated vast improvement maintaining a .354 team BA. In the past seven years, OC has seen 60+ players receive scholarships and move on to various NCAA/NAIA programs. Logan is tireless in his recruiting and development of student-athletes. Most notably, Eduardo Castro C, Missouri State; Owen Spiwak C, 10th round by the Toronto Blue Jays; Masen Hibbeler SS, University of Texas; Matteo Bocchi RHP, University of Texas; Grant Jones 2B, Louisiana Tech; Mitch Holding C, University of Cincinnati; Tresten Kennard OF, University of New Orleans; Wade Raburn OF, University of New Orleans; Mason McLenna OF, University of New Mexico; Kyler Castillo OF, University of New Mexico; Harry Fullerton IF, University of New Mexico and Marc Luna P, Grambling State.

Logan is an Odessa native, graduating from Permian High School in 2002. After playing for New Mexico Junior College, Logan continued his collegiate career at the University of Cincinnati where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2006, he was a 12th round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds. Logan went on to play four seasons with the Reds organization and two seasons with independent baseball's Gateway Grizzlies. During the off-season, Logan spent time working with various baseball academies in Ohio.

Following his 2011 season with the Gateway Grizzlies, Logan made the decision to retire and pursue a coaching career. Logan moved back to Odessa and began coaching for Midland Christian High School. During the 2011 season the Mustangs were quarter finalist in the state tournament. In 2012, the Mustangs won their first state title in program history.

Outside of his duties at Odessa College, in 2016 Logan earned a Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Sciences from Ohio University and continues to work with youth baseball programs in the Permian Basin. Logan lives in Odessa with his wife, Mary and daughters, Brooklyn and Kendall.