FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
DURHAM, N.C. – Rhett Parrott, a three-year letterwinner at Georgia Tech and pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, has joined the Duke baseball staff as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Sean McNally announced.
A native of Tunnel Hill, Ga., Parrott will replace former Blue Devil outfielder and pitcher Jonathan Anderson, who served as Duke’s volunteer assistant coach from 2008-09 and recently accepted an assistant coach position at Dartmouth.
“We are very excited to welcome Rhett Parrott to our coaching staff here at Duke,” said McNally, who is entering his fourth year as the manager of his alma mater. “We are fortunate to add someone of his character that has such significant depth to his playing experience both at the college and professional levels. He is passionate about both academic growth and baseball achievement and is a terrific fit and addition to our baseball program.”
Parrott’s duties will include assisting with the pitchers, running the outfield program, breaking down video and coordinating the camps for the successful Duke Baseball Academy.
Parrott compiled a 20-11 career record in three seasons at Georgia Tech before being selected 284th overall in the ninth round of the 2001 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He played five seasons in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, reaching as high as AAA in 2003 and 2004. In his first year in AAA in 2003, Parrott joined the Memphis Redbirds in the Pacific Coast League midway through the season and finished 2-3 with a 3.54 ERA in seven starts.
Parrott also played three seasons at Georgia Tech alongside Duke assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Matthew Boggs, who is also beginning his fourth year at Duke.