Roy Pardue served as Pitching Coach for the Lipscomb baseball program from 1969-1980 and again from 1990-1996. Coach Pardue was instrumental in developing some of the top pitchers in the history of Bison baseball and helped guide the Bisons to 11 NAIA District 24 Championships, 5 NAIA Area 5 Championships and NAIA National Championships in 1977 and 1979.
A Nashville native, Coach Pardue first received prominence as an outstanding pitcher for North High School, which he led to the 1949 State Championship. In 1950 and 1951 he was named Most Valuable Player in the Nashville Interscholastic League. Upon completion of his high school career, Coach Pardue signed to play professional baseball with the Nashville Vols in 1952. He served two years in the U.S. Army before resuming his baseball career with the Vols and the Seattle Pilots. He concluded his career in 1957 playing professionally in Havana, Cuba.
For 17 seasons Coach Pardue teamed with legendary Lipscomb coach Ken Dugan to build one of the most successful programs in the history of college baseball. Coach Pardue and his son Tim, a 1994 Lipscomb Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, are the first father and son pair to be inducted. Roy Pardue has proven himself as an outstanding player, coach, teacher and friend.