Mark is originally from Youngstown, Ohio, and attended the United States Naval Academy for one year before transferring to Morehead State University. He played four years of college basketball and is currently the Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at Purcell Marian. He is married to his wife, Kimberly. Mark has three children. Mark spent 15 years in banking prior to coming to Purcell, but always knew education was where he belonged, as both of his parents are teachers.