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Coach Mark


Mark Mitchell is a Tampa native who attended Lincoln High School in Tallahassee where he was a member of the Marching Trojans playing the Trumpet & Tuba.  He was also a member of the Symphonic Band and Orchestra where he played the Trombone and Tuba.  After graduation in 1985, Mark enlisted in the USMC Reserves.  When he returned from boot camp he became a member of the FAMU Marching 100 and Kappa Kappa Psi Professional Music Fraternity.  Mark played the Baritone “B-Tone Express” until being needed on the Tubas “White Whales”.  During his time in “The Hundred” numerous national awards were won holding up the tradition of the FAMU Marching 100 being the best marching band in the nation.  He also traveled to Paris, France with the band to help celebrate their national anniversary.  In November of 1990 Mark was deployed to Saudi Arabia for “Operation Desert Storm” as part of the Gulf War.  Since becoming a father and being married to a sports fanatic, Mark has stepped into the world of coaching and has developed a passion for working with youth. He has coached both basketball and volleyball.  Many of his teams on both sports have gone undefeated.  During his time as the Head JV Volleyball Coach at King High he lead his team to undefeated seasons, preparing his team to move up to Varsity play.  Coach Mark has served in several capacities with the Tampa Bay Raptors and helped to develop many players who have gone on to play at the collegiate level. 

Coaching Experience

□        Boy’s Basketball – Temple Terrace Recreation Center (all ages) 2005 – 2010

□        Girl’s Basketball – Temple Terrace Recreation Center (all ages) 2005 – 2008

□        Girl’s Basketball – Williams IB Middle School – Fall 2006 & 2008 (Head Coach), undefeated every season

□        Boy’s Basketball – Williams IB Middle School – Fall 2007 (Asst. Coach)

□        Girl’s Volleyball – Williams IB Middle School – Spring 2009 (Asst. Coach), undefeated season

□        Girl’s Volleyball – Temple Terrace Recreation Center (all ages) 2008 – Current

□        Head Coach JV Volleyball – Alonso High School – Fall 2009

□        Head Coach JV Volleyball – King High School – 2010-2014
          *  3 Seasons Undefeated (2014, 2013 & 2011)

□        Head Coach JV Volleyball – Admiral Farragut Academy – Fall 2015 & 2016

*         Assistant Varsity Girls & Boys Volleyball - Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School 2017

 □        Head Coach JV Volleyball  Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School  – Fall 2018

□        Tampa Bay Raptors – Club Volleyball 2009 - Current (Asst. Director & Head Coach)

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