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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, August 12, 2019
After a national search, Hudson Valley Community College Director of Athletics Justin Hoyt named Joshua Parrow as the College's head baseball coach.
Parrow comes to Hudson Valley with nearly a decade of collegiate coaching experience after spending the previous nine seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn.
During his tenure at Bridgeport, Parrow helped turn around the program's pitching staff, which included an East Coast Conference regular season championship and the University's first trip to the NCAA Regionals in 2016. The student-athletes recruited by Parrow broke all statistical records at Bridgeport including, total wins, strikeouts, earned run average, doubles, home runs, RBI, hits and batting average.
Working in the role of Assistant Director of Development at Bridgeport, Parrow helped the University report one of the best fundraising years in the history of the University in 2018-19. As a senior member of the admissions staff in 2015-16, Parrow assisted in reporting a 30-year high in full-time enrollment for Bridgeport.
Parrow also brings experience coaching competitive NCAA talent in the summer as the manager of the Danbury Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), a competitive amateur wooden bat summer baseball league, which features student-athletes from all parts of the country. He was named manager of the Westerners in 2015 following one season as pitching coach of the NECBL's North Adams SteepleCats program.
Prior to Bridgeport, Josh started his coaching career in the West Haven Twilight League in 2011 and was named the League's Coach of the Year.
A Capital Region native, Parrow played high school baseball at Catholic Central High School in Troy, New York, where he was a two-way player for the varsity team. He also played NJCAA baseball for the Herkimer Generals, where he was a member of two Mountain Valley Conference championships and appeared in two NJCAA Region 3 Championships.
To date, Coach Parrow has directly worked with 37 student-athletes in the last five years who have went on to be drafted by Major League Baseball.
Josh earned his Bachelor's Degree in Social Science with honors and obtained his Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport.