FORT PIERCE – John Carroll High School is proud to announce Mr. Dave Parra as its new head baseball coach.

Parra majored in Wellness and Health Promotion at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He has 18 years of professional scouting experience with the Cleveland Indians baseball organization. He has managed MLB All Star Andre Ethier, Nicholas Castellanos with the Detroit Tigers, first-round MLB draft pick Albert Almora with the Chicago Cubs, Peter Alonso with the New York Mets and Francisco Lindor with the Cleveland Indians. Parra also set the record for wins in the Northwoods League, which is regarded as the second most prestigious collegiate summer baseball league in the country.

He has secured over 400 student athlete scholarships to NCAA division I, II and II academic institutions, including the University of Louisville, Texas Tech University, Vanderbilt University, Georgia Tech, Arizona State University, Louisiana State University, UCLA, the University of Illinois, Harvard, the University of Florida, Florida State University and the University of Miami.

“We are excited to get right to work with our student athletes,” Parra said. “John Carroll has a rich tradition on and off the field. Our kids will continue to build on the strong foundation set by prior clubs.”

There will be a baseball parent meeting with Coach Parra on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cole Coppola Learning Commons at John Carroll.

“Coach Parra and his staff will be excellent additions to the John Carroll family,” said Mickey Groody, John Carroll High School athletic director, “and we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the John Carroll baseball program.”

Visit or call 772-464-5200 for more information about John Carroll High School. “Like” John Carroll on Facebook, follow on Twitter @JohnCarrollHS and follow on Instagram @johncarrollhighschool.

About John Carroll Catholic High School

John Carroll Catholic High School is located in Fort Pierce, Florida, and strives to inspire, foster, develop, and affirm the young people entrusted to its care. It serves its students, alumni, families and the community at large. Rev. Thomas E. Barrett is president and Mrs. Corey Heroux is the principal. For more information about John Carroll High School, please visit or call 772-462-5200. “Like” John Carroll on Facebook, follow on Twitter @JohnCarrollHS and follow on Instagram @johncarrollhighschool.