Joe Parisi has stepped down as La Salle’s baseball coach after 28 seasons, citing time commitments and health issues.
“I didn’t want to cheat the kids at all,” he said. “I couldn’t give them everything they possibly deserve.”
Parisi, also the school’s athletic director, has been nagged by an ailing back. “I always say to the kids, ‘You have to give 100 percent.’ But there were times, with batting practice and such, when I wasn’t able to do that.”
In the recently completed season, Parisi guided the Explorers to a 21-6 record and the program’s second PIAA Class AAAA state championship in three years.