21 Matthew Mark
21 Matthew Mark
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (626) 395-3263
Email: mmark@caltech.edu
Matthew Mark joined the Caltech baseball program prior to the 2013 season.  He is the ninth coach to lead the program since its inception in 1909.
 
Now entering his seventh season, Mark's leadership has paved the way for a brighter future for the baseball program. In his first season, Mark helped guide the team to numerous improvements including team batting average, runs scored, defensive efficiency and ERA. Caltech broke a 10-year losing skid and nudged closer to several SCIAC foes on the scoreboard before finally breaking through on Mar. 31, 2017 when the Beavers came from behind to knock off Pomona-Pitzer and win its first SCIAC game since 1988. The milestone helped earn Mark and his crew SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year.

Prior to coming to Caltech Mark served as the pitching coach for Allegheny College (PA) since August 2009. He made an immediate impact on the Gator hurlers. In his first season, he helped lower the staff's collective ERA from 5.49 in 2009 to 4.07 in 2010. That was the lowest team ERA at Allegheny since the 2000 season.

Under the guidance of Mark, the Gators produced back-to-back North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) pitchers of the year in 2010 and 2011.  He also helped produce NCAC First team catchers in 2010 and 2011.  In Mark’s three seasons at Allegheny he also placed pitchers on the honorable mention, second-team, and first-team.

Prior to Allegheny, Mark spent a year as the assistant varsity football and baseball coach at Indian Creek School in Wintersville, Ohio, where he also served as the behavioral teacher.

Mark is also active in the summer months assisting with several Division I baseball camps including the camps at the University of Kentucky, University of Virginia, the Naval Academy Leadership Camp, the Sanford All Star Camps, and the Princeton Summer Camp.

A 2006 graduate of Washington & Jefferson (PA) with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration, he was a member of the baseball team for three years, and served a team captain for two seasons, while being a student assistant his junior year. Mark helped lead the Presidents to President's Athletic Conference Championship in 2004 and 2006.

After graduation, he spent the 2007 season as the assistant baseball coach at W&J where the team won 32 games. While coaching the Presidents, Mark was involved in day-to-day situational analysis, field operation, and recruiting as the squad won the conference championship.  He helped produce the Presidents Athletic Conference player of the year, and placed seven players on the first- and second-team.
 
Mark is married to Stephanie Janice Mark, the head lacrosse coach at Occidental College. They reside in Pasadena, CA with their dog Louis.