Mark was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. As a player with River East Collegiate (REC), Mark was known as a high-level shooter with a good mind for the game. He graduated in 2014, immediately transitioned into youth coaching with River East Collegiate, leading the Freshmen Boys team to a Top-5 finish at the Provincial level. The following year, Mark joined the staff at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (MBCI) and realized his great promise as an in-game strategist - recognizing advantages and making the necessary adjustments to leverage those advantages.
In addition to coaching High School and Middle School teams, Mark has also been involved in the Winnipeg Club basketball scene, most recently coaching with Mayhem prior to joining up with Triumph in the Spring of 2019. With youth and energy conbined with a player's knowledge of the game, Mark has the potential to become a high-level coach in the Manitoban and Canadian basketball communities.