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Mike Parrish
Position: Assistant AD, Football
Hometown: Hershey, Pa.
Alma Mater: West Virginia, 2006

Year in College Athletics: Seventh

Year at Arizona: Second

Mike Parrish was appointed by head coach Rich Rodriguez as Arizona's Director of Operations in December 2011 and was promoted to assistant athletics director in 2013. Parrish served as Rodriguez's Director of Operations at Michigan in 2010 and was an operations assistant in Ann Arbor for the first two years of Rodriguez's tenure.

Parrish will be the staff's liaison to academic support staff, the athletic department's compliance office, will in direct team travel, the football calendar, recruiting processes and many other day-to-day activities for the staff.

Parrish served as Michigan's Director of Operations in 2010 and was a recruiting and operations assistant for the Wolverines from 2008-09. At West Virginia, he served as operations graduate assistant in 2006 and 2007 and was an operations student assistant during his undergraduate career. Additionally, he was an intern with Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia Agency in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 2005.

A native of Hershey, Pa., he earned bachelor's (2006) and master's (2008) degrees from West Virginia.