Wayne grad Parker leaving Hoosiers to become pitching coach at South Carolina

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne native and Wayne High School graduate Justin Parker appears to be on the move, leaving his job as pitching coach at Indiana University to become the pitching coach at South Carolina.

Parker posted the move on his Twitter account Tuesday night. Neither school has commented publicly on the move.

Indiana’s pitching staff was considered one of the best in the country last season, with the third-lowest ERA in the nation. All three weekend starters were selected in the recent MLB Draft.

Parker has been on I.U.’s staff the past three seasons, heading to Bloomington with head coach Jeff Mercer. Parker had worked under Mercer at two prior stops – Wright State and Central Florida – before Indiana.

Parker played at Wright State before being drafted by the Diamondbacks in the sixth round of the 2008 MLB Draft. He played three years in Arizona’s farm system before turning his attention to coaching.

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