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Mark Edward Marquess (born March 24, 1947) is an American college baseball coach. He served as the head coach of the Stanford Cardinal baseball team from 1977 to 2017.

Mark Marquess
Biographical details
Born (1947-03-24) March 24, 1947 (age 72)
Stockton, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972–1976Stanford (asst.)
1977–2017Stanford
Head coaching record
Overall1,627–878–7
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Awards
  • 3× NCAA Coach of the Year (1985, 1987, 1988)
  • Baseball America College Coach of the Year (1987)
  • ABCA West Region Coach of the Year (2001)
  • 7× Pac-10 Southern Division Coach of the Year (1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998)
  • 2× Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1999, 2003)

Early life and professional baseball careerEdit

Born and raised in Stockton, California, Marquess graduated from Stagg High School in Stockton in 1965,[1] then attended Stanford University from 1965 to 1969, where he played on the Stanford Cardinal baseball team at first base from 1967 to 1969 and football team from 1966 to 1968 at quarterback, split end, defensive back, and punt returner.[2]

At Stanford, Marquess was a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.[3] His freshman year roommate at Stanford was Mitt Romney, who went on to become Governor of Massachusetts and the Republican nominee for President in 2012.[4]

Selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 25th round of the 1969 Major League Baseball draft, Marquess played minor league baseball for the White Sox organization from 1969 to 1973, the last year as a player-coach for the Iowa Oaks, the White Sox' top affiliate.[5][6]

Coaching careerEdit

From 1972 to 1976, Marquess was an assistant coach at Stanford under Ray Young before being promoted to head coach in 1977.[2]

In his 41 years at Stanford (through the end of the 2017 season), he has compiled a record of 1,627–878–7 (.649). His teams have made the postseason 23 times, and have had a record of 109–50 there. In the NCAA Regionals, his teams have a 65–25 record. In the NCAA Super Regionals, his teams have a 10–2 appearance. In the College World Series, he has compiled a 34–23 record, winning back-to-back national titles in 1987 and 1988. On April 3, 2011, Marquess won his 1,400th game. He is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He announced his retirement in 2016. [7]

Coaching treeEdit

These former players or assistant coaches under Marquess later became head coaches at the high school or college level, or Major League Baseball managers.

Name Latest school/organization as head coach Relationship Years with Marquess
David Esquer Stanford Player, assistant coach 1984–1987, 1991–1996
Rusty Filter Santa Clara Assistant coach 2010–2017[8]
Ryan Garko Pacific Player, assistant coach 2000–2003, 2014
A. J. Hinch Houston Astros Player 1993–1996
Mark Machtolf Gonzaga Player 1984–1987
Dave Nakama Treasure Valley CC Assistant coach 1997–1998, 2002–2009
Mark O'Brien Santa Clara Assistant coach 1999–2001[9]
Ed Sprague Jr. Pacific Player 1986–1988

Head coaching recordsEdit

The following is a table of Marquess's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[2][10]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Stanford Cardinal (Pacific-8/Pacific-10/Pac-12 Conference) (1977–2017)
1977 Stanford 43–23 5–13 T–3rd (South)
1978 Stanford 35–20–1 6–12 T–3rd (South)
1979 Stanford 35–23 13–17 5th (South)
1980 Stanford 29–24 13–17 T–5th (South)
1981 Stanford 43–22–1 16–14 2nd (South) NCAA Regional
1982 Stanford 49–18–1 20–10 2nd (South) College World Series
1983 Stanford 41–17–1 20–10 1st (South) College World Series
1984 Stanford 38–26–1 18–12 T–2nd (South) NCAA Regional
1985 Stanford 47–15 23–7 1st (South) College World Series
1986 Stanford 38–23 18–12 T–2nd (South) NCAA Regional
1987 Stanford 53–17 21–9 1st (South) College World Series Champion
1988 Stanford 46–23 18–12 2nd (South) College World Series Champion
1989 Stanford 30–28 12–18 4th (South)
1990 Stanford 59–12 24–6 1st (South) College World Series
1991 Stanford 39–23–1 18–12 2nd (South) NCAA Regional
1992 Stanford 39–23 17–13 2nd (South) NCAA Regional
1993 Stanford 27–28 10–20 6th (South)
1994 Stanford 36–24 21–9 1st (South) NCAA Regional
1995 Stanford 40–25 20–10 2nd (South) College World Series
1996 Stanford 41–19 19–11 2nd (South) NCAA Regional
1997 Stanford 45–20 21–9 1st (South) College World Series
1998 Stanford 42–14–1 22–8 1st (South) NCAA Regional
1999 Stanford 50–15 19–5 1st College World Series
2000 Stanford 50–16 17–7 T–1st College World Series Runner-up
2001 Stanford 51–17 17–7 2nd College World Series Runner-up
2002 Stanford 47–18 16–8 2nd College World Series
2003 Stanford 51–18 18–6 1st College World Series Runner-up
2004 Stanford 46–14 16–8 1st NCAA Regional
2005 Stanford 34–25 12–12 T–6th NCAA Regional
2006 Stanford 33–27 11–13 T–5th NCAA Regional
2007 Stanford 28–28 9–15 8th
2008 Stanford 41–24 14–10 2nd College World Series
2009 Stanford 30–25 13–14 T–5th
2010 Stanford 31–25 14–13 4th NCAA Regional
2011 Stanford 35–22 14–12 5th NCAA Super Regional
2012 Stanford 41–18 18–12 T–4th NCAA Super Regional
2013 Stanford 32–22 16–14 T–4th
2014 Stanford 35–26 16–14 T–5th NCAA Super Regional
2015 Stanford 24–32 9–21 10th
2016 Stanford 31–23 15–15 T–6th
2017 Stanford 42–16 21–9 2nd NCAA Regional
Stanford: 1,627–878–7 660–476
Total: 1,627–878–7

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

International coachingEdit

  • USA Baseball Olympic Head Coach (1988)
  • USA Baseball Head Coach (1981, '87, '88)
  • USA Baseball Assistant Coach (1984)
  • Gold Medal (1988 Seoul Olympics)
  • Gold Medal (1981 Intercontinental Cup)
  • Gold Medal (1981 World Games)
  • Silver Medal (1987 Intercontinental Cup)
  • International Coach of the Year (1988)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fisher, Brendan (May 31, 2017). "Retirement can wait". The Record. Stockton, CA. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Mark Marquess". Stanford Cardinal. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  3. ^ The Rainbow, vol. 132, no. 3, p. 50
  4. ^ Scott Conroy, Laura Strickler (June 7, 2012). "At Stanford, Romney got his bearings in a year of change". CBS News.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees: Mark Marquess". San Jose Sports Authority. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mark Marquess". baseball-reference. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/03/end-of-an-era-at-stanford-as-mark-marquess-exits-dugout-at-sunken-diamond/
  8. ^ "Rusty Filter". Santa Clara University. Retrieved June 11, 2018. Filter, who was hired in June 2017, spent the previous eight years at Stanford...
  9. ^ "Mark O'Brien". Santa Clara University. Retrieved June 11, 2018. Entering his tenth year in 2010-11, O'Brien became Santa Clara's 35th head coach when he was hired on June 11, 2001...The three years prior to joining the Broncos, O'Brien served as an assistant coach at Stanford.
  10. ^ "Baseball standings, 2016-17 season". Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved June 4, 2017.