|Title:||Head Men's Baseball Coach|
Devin Taylor was named the sixth head baseball coach at Owens Community College in September 2012.
Taylor spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, IL. While there, he served as the team's catching, hitting and pitching coach. In those three years, Lincoln Trail catchers threw out an impressive 49 percent of would be base stealers, the team batting average was above .300 and the team ERA was below 3.40.
Additional duties for Taylor at Lincoln Trail included recruiting and serving as third base coach.
As a player, Taylor split his time between Lincoln Trail and IPFW. As a two-year starter at Lincoln Trail, he was a two-time conference and region champion. Following that, he was a two-year starter at IPFW. In 2008, he was the only NCAA D-I catcher to start and catch every regular season game. He currently holds the record for most baserunners thrown out in a single season and career.
Following his collegiate baseball career, Taylor spent two seasons in the Canadian leagues. He holds an associate degree from Lincoln Trail College and a bachelor's degree from Indiana University.
Taylor was born and raised in the small, southeastern Kentucky town of Brodhead. He is the son of Coy and Linda Taylor, and he has five older brothers - Shannon, Keyvin, Shawn, Brandon and Shea.
|Title:||Assistant Men's Baseball Coach|
John Parisho is in second season as assistant coach with the Express baseball program.
Parisho will be the team's hitting coach this year after working with the team's outfield during his first year.
He recently coached the 18-U USSA National Team in Florida.
Prior to Owens, he was part of the Eastern Michigan baseball program working under the direction of the hitting and pitching coaches. Parisho also helped with the scouting of opponents and made scouting reports for the outfielders.
Parisho has spent time at Dundee High School as a varsity assistant coach where he was able to learn under the experience and knowledge of Dan O’Brien, a former major league baseball pitcher and former Big 10 coach. While at Dundee, Parisho helped the program get back to playing fundamental baseball and respectability after a few years of below average play.
Parisho has also done numerous lessons with players that have gone on to play collegiate level baseball as recently as 2011 to Xavier University.
Parisho was recruited by numerous college and universities but injuries cut his playing career short. He did post as a pitcher 2-0 record his senior year against eventual state champions on the way to an 8-1 pitching record. He also hit .389 and led the LCAA in home runs. Parisho was named all-league and all-region as a pitcher and outfielder. He was a three sport athlete and earned postseason honors in all three his senior year.
Parisho is originally from Dundee, Mich. and now resides in Perrysburg with his wife Angela. He is currently working towards a bachelors in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.
|Title:||Assistant Men's Baseball Coach|
Zach Tanner is entering his first season as an assistant coach with the Express men's baseball program.
He just completed an outstanding four-year baseball career that included stops at Wright State University and Lincoln Trail Community College
From 2008-10, Tanner starred at Lincoln Trail, where he hit .506 with 53 runs, 90 hits and seven home runs as a sophomore. Following the season, he was second in the nation in hitting and was named First Team All-Region.
As a junior at Wright State, Tanner hit .374 over 52 games. After the season, he was named First Team All-Horizon League, and he was named MVP of the Horizon League tournament. As a senior, he hit .324 with 58 hits, 26 runs and 30 RBIs in 47 games.
He graduated with a bachelors degree in organizational leadership.
Prior to his collegiate career, Tanner earned four varsity letters in baseball at Yorktown HS, where he was co-captain as a senior and team MVP his final three seasons. He was a two-time All-State selection and a three-time All-Conference and All-County selection.
Zach is the son of Brad and Lori Tanner. He has one brother, Zeth.