Mark is entering his 39th year of coaching which includes 19 years at the collegiate level and 25 years of club volleyball. He is beginning his 5th year at Team Indiana.
Mark coached at Franklin College, where he still is a full professor of physical education, and achieved 486 career wins while competing in the NAIA and NCAA Div. 3. His teams finished 5th in the nation twice with 2 other top 10 finishes. He coached 2 All-Americans, 6 Academic All-Americans and 36 All-district/conference players. He also served as Pres. of the NAIA Volleyball Coaches Association.
While coaching club Mark has coached every age group at the high school level. His teams qualified in the open division of USAV Jr. Olympics 15 times winning 1 silver and 2 bronze medals with 2 5th place and several more top 15 finishes and numerous national qualifier and other major tournament wins. Mark’s Team Indiana 18’s team finished 5th in the AAU national tournament in 2012.
Mark has been a member of the USAV High Performance coaching staff since 1999. He has coached at almost all levels including serving as an assistant for the women’s junior national team (finished 8th in the World Championship and included two future Olympians). He has been the head coach of over 40 High Performance camps at all age and skill levels. While on sabbatical from Franklin College Mark, working closely with the women’s national team staff, developed a camp training plan which was adopted by USA Volleyball as the model for their high performance camps.
Mark is married to Estelle and they have 3 children: Joe, Maggie and Elizabeth.