Chris Parry joined the Sacramento State staff in January of 2019 as the team's director of recruiting/player development.
Parry came to Sacramento State after coaching at Folsom High School since 2013. He was the running backs coach with the Bulldogs and helped the team earn California state championships in 2014, 2017 and 2018. Folsom's offense earned national attention during the period, setting several state records for yards and points. The team finished 2017 ranked 18th in the MaxPreps national poll and moved up to 17th in 2018.
From 2009-12, Parry worked at American River College in Sacramento. He began as the wide receivers coach in his first three years before shifting to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2012. That season, the Beavers advanced to the NorCal championship game and were ranked fifth in the state at 39.7 points per game. In his position, he worked under former Sacramento State player Jerry Halfich who was the head coach at ARC.
Parry also coached at Folsom HS from 2001-08 holding several different positions. He was an assistant coach on the JV and varsity teams working with the defensive backs, linebackers, defensive ends and tight ends. He ended his run by being named the defensive coordinator on the varsity team. His career also features stops at College of San Mateo (1987) and Mills HS (1985-86).
Off the field, Parry worked at Intel in Folsom, Calif., from 2006-18. He held several positions with the company ranging from sales to marketing to product management.
He graduated from Cal Poly with a bachelor's degree in electical and electronics engineers in 1988.