1980 NCAA Division 1 All American - Temple University
Wrestling for Temple University, Doug Parise was an All-American for the Owls at 142 pounds in 1980. His All-American honors concluded a tremendous senior season that saw him claim the Coast Guard Invitational Tournament championship and the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association title, where he won the Coaches' Award for Most Outstanding Wrestler (the only Temple wrestler to ever receive the award), and the Billy Sheridan Memorial Award for most pins in the least amount of time.
For his collegiate career, Parise was a two-time NCAA Tournament qualifier, a two-time EIWA champion, a four-time EIWA medalist, and a two-time Coast Guard Invitational champion.
Parise would continue to achieve success on the mats during his post-collegiate career. He was a two-time place winner at the AAU Nationals, taking 4th in 1980 and 5th in 1981 while wrestling for the New York Athletic Club. He was also a three-time US Nationals Open runner-up.
Parise eventually turned to coaching where he found continued success. He returned to his collegiate alma-mater as head coach and helped guide Bill Hyman to an NCAA National Title in 1985. Parise later served as head coach at Central Regional and Point Pleasant Boro before becoming an assistant coach at Ocean Township in 1993. At Ocean, Parise has helped guide 52 wrestlers to District titles, 14 wrestlers to Region championships, and 24 wrestlers to State medals.
An NJSIAA State Champion, two-time State finalist, and a two-time Region and District champion, Parise is a member of both the South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame and Region 6 Hall of Fame as recognition for all his accomplishments.
Doug Parise - NCAA All-American - Temple University -