SU roundup: Hornets announce new assistant men’s basketball coach

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University head men’s basketball coach Rob Pryor announced Thursday that Dominic Parker has been added to his staff as the full-time assistant coach.

Parker comes to Shenandoah after serving as an assistant coach at Richard Bland College in Petersburg for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.

Parker helped RBC to the 2015 NJCAA Division II national championship after winning the Region X title. Prior to his experience at Richard Bland, he served as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Virginia State University, in 2012-13.

Parker started his full-time duties Aug. 1.

Recruiting classes set
WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University head men’s and women’s cross country/track & field coach Andy Marrocco announced Thursday the recruiting classes for all six of his programs.

Marrocco, entering his 10th year as the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor track & field and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field programs, is bringing a total of 25 student-athletes into Shenandoah to compete in those six sports.

Four of the 10 men and seven of the 15 women are slated to compete in cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field with the remaining 14 specializing in track & field.

Six of the 14 track & field athletes are throwers.

The 25 represent eight different states: Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Fifteen are Virginia natives with three coming from Pennsylvania, two from New Jersey and one each from Georgia, Maryland, New York, West Virginia and Wyoming.

According to a news release, Wyoming native Justin Mehrer is believed to be the first Shenandoah student-athlete ever from the 44th state in the union.