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David Parrott returned to his alma mater, Capital University, prior to the 2016 season. He now enters his third season as co-defensive coordinator with oversight over the defensive backs.
In his first season with the Crusaders, Parrott coached two defensive players to honorable mention all-conference honors. With his help, Cap reduced the number of rushing yards allowed per game by more than 30 from the previous year, and went from two interceptions in 2015 to 15 the following season. Cap also forced nine more fumbles and recovered six more with Parrott on staff.
In 2018, Parrott also helped guide cornerback LaShaun Sanders Jr. to his first all-conference nod after he was named Honorable Mention All-OAC. He led the CU defensive backfield after taking a share of fifth place in the OAC in passes defended (9) then added 46 tackles and one interception.
Prior to rejoining Capital, Parrott landed a position with Davidson College (NCAA Division 1 FCS). With Davidson, he began coaching wide receivers before switching to defensive backs while maintaining recruiting coordinator responsibilities. Parrott spent three years at Davidson between 2014 and 2016. In that time, he helped coach three defensive players to All-Pioneer Football League honors.
Following an internship with Capital in 2011, Parrott stayed in the Ohio Athletic Conference, accepting a graduate assistant position with Heidelberg University. With Heidelberg, Parrott coached cornerbacks and had recruiting responsibilities for the state of Michigan. In 2012, Heidelberg finished 9-2 overall and earned an at-large spot in the Division III Football Playoffs.
Parrott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Capital. He was a three-year letterwinning cornerback for the Crusaders from 2007 to 2011. As a senior Parrott played in nine games, made 25 tackles and two interceptions that he returned for 26 total yards.