After retiring he became a roving catching instructor for the Kansas City Royals during the 1996 season. From 1997-98, he was a coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers Double-A team, the San Antonio Missions. From 1999 to 2001 he was part of the Detroit Tigers major league coaching staff as a third-base coach, bullpen coach and bench coach.
Parrish spent the 2002 season as a broadcaster, working as the color commentator for Tigers games on Detroit's WKBD station. The following season, he returned to the Tigers dugout when former teammate Alan Trammell became the manager of the Tigers. Parrish remained on Trammell's staff through the 2005 season when they were both dismissed.
He became a minor league Manager with the Ogden Raptors, the Dodgers rookie level team, for the 2006 season. The team finished 37-39. On November 20, 2006 he was hired to manage the Great Lakes Loons in Single-A ball during their debut season. His contract was not renewed following the season.
Parrish has two sons in professional baseball. His oldest son, David Parrish, was selected in the first round of the 2000 amateur draft by the New York Yankees, and is now playing in the Texas Rangers organization. He also has a daughter, Ashley Parrish Hunt, who resides in Northwest Ohio.
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