Jarrod Parks comes to Meridian after previously serving on the coaching staffs at East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi Delta Community College. He also spent one season as the Head Baseball Coach at Starkville Academy. During his time at MDCC Parks served as the hitting coach, infield coach, and recruiting coordinator.
Parks began his collegiate playing career at Meridian Community College in 2007. He was a member of the 2008 MACJC State Championship team. As a Sophomore, he batted .375 with 14 homers. During his time as an Eagle Parks earned All-State and All-Region Honors. After his time at MCC Parks signed with Mississippi State to continue his collegiate career. During his time at MSU Parks was among the SEC leaders in batting average. During his senior season, he was a finalist for the Ferriss Trophy, which is given to the top collegiate player in Mississippi. After the conclusion of his time at MSU Parks was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 24th round of the 2011 MLB Draft.