Mark's baseball life started in San Diego, where he played Little League and then high school baseball. After high school, he attended UC Santa Barbara and focused on academics, and graduated with a degree in Nuclear Engineering. Yes, he likes physics, which is very useful in terms of teaching and understanding baseball.
After college, he returned to San Diego and started playing again in adult leagues, and has not stopped since. Here, he discovered his love of pitching which has become his primary position after playing catcher for most of his youth years. He has managed and played for countless teams, and has led teams to championships in five different divisions. He currently plays for the Black Sox, who participate in the National Adult Baseball Association World Series in Phoenix each October. Mark believes that continuing to play the game he love helps him teach it to the kids he coaches, and staying in baseball shape allows him to demonstrate what he teaches.
He has had the privilege of coaching in 4S Ranch Little League (4SRLL) since 2012 and coaching 4SRLL All Stars since 2014, including the 2018 Majors All Stars team. In 2016, he managed the 4SRLL 10U team which won the District 31 and Section 6 championships. 4SRLL Volunteer (8 Years). 4SRLL All Stars Coach (5 Years). Del Norte Baseball Coach (2 years).
He has also coached and managed in other travel ball organizations in the San Diego area, including the STARS and MIT (now BPA) and learned a lot during those experiences.
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