Head Coach--Dalton Parks
Dalton Parks is in his second season as a graduate assistant baseball coach at the University of West Alabama.
Parks came to West Alabama from the baseball staff of Clarendon College, a Division I junior college in Texas. He also spend two full seasons as an assistant coach at Hunter High School in Utah where he was an all-region choice as a prep player after hitting .346 as a senior.
A four-year starter as a collegiate player, Parks played two years at the University of Minnesota-Crookston and two years at Brown Mackie College, a junior college in Kansas.
Parks hit .125 as a senior at Minnesota-Crookston with two doubles and three runs batted in after batting .197 with eight doubles, a triple and 14 RBI as a junior. He made just three errors in 110 total chances as a junior.
A native of West Valley City, Utah, Parks hit .262 with one home run, 16 RBI's, 24 runs scored and six stolen bases as a sophomore at Brown Mackie while earning all-region honors. He batted .232 with nine runs scored and four RBI's as a juco freshman.
Parks graduated from Minnesota-Crookston in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in sports management and with an Associate’s Degree in Health and Fitness from Brown Mackie in 2014.
Assistant Coach--Trey Chapman
Trey Chapman is in his second season as an assistant on the Francis Marion staff.
A native of Hampton, Ga., he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing in 2019. He played the 2017 and 2018 seasons with the Patriots. As a senior he batted .261 in 45 games with 27 runs scored, eight doubles, four home runs, 31 runs batted in, and a .348 on-base percentage. In 2017, he appeared in 44 contests with a .230 average, one homer, 11 RBIs, and a .358 on-base percentage. He was named to the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll for four semesters and to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll in 2018.
Chapman also attended Southern Union State Community College, where he hit .189 with a homer and 15 RBIs in 2016 and batted .341 with 16 RBIs in 2015. He was an honorable mention All-Conference selection as a freshman.
He is a product of Luella High School, where he garnered All-State and Region Player of the Year honors as a senior.
During the summers of 2016 and 2018, he served as an assistant coach and hitting coach with OTC Baseball & Batting Cages, working with 16-and-under squads.