Mark Marquess Signs Five-Year Contract Extension At Stanford
Sept. 15, 2004
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford Baseball head coach Mark Marquess has been signed to a five-year contract extension through the 2009 season, announced Stanford Athletic Director Ted Leland today. The 57-year-old Marquess has established and maintained levels of excellence and longevity that few coaches at any level or in any sport can match. In 28 seasons at the helm of the Cardinal, he has led Stanford to two NCAA titles (1987, '88), three national runner-up finishes (2000, '01, '03), 13 College World Series appearances, five NCAA Super Regional victories and 11 Pac-10 championships.
'I am grateful to Stanford University and Ted Leland for the opportunity to continue to direct the Stanford Baseball program and to work with outstanding student-athletes,' said Marquess. 'It's exciting to continue striving to reach the lofty goals we have set for Stanford Baseball.'
'Mark Marquess is one of the top coaches in the history of college baseball and his name is synonymous with the Stanford Baseball program,' added Leland. 'We are very pleased to be able to have him continue his tenure here.'
Marquess has spent his entire collegiate coaching career at Stanford, amassing a 1190-565-5 (.678) overall record with a career victory total that ranks him ninth on the active win list for NCAA Division I collegiate baseball coaches and 16th on the all-time list. Just 10 more victories will make Marquess the 16th NCAA Division I collegiate baseball coach to pick up 1200 career wins. He reached the 1000-win mark with a victory over Florida State on February 9, 2001, and then got to 1100 just over two years later with a win versus Nevada on February 17, 2003.
He also reached a postseason milestone when he picked up his 100th career NCAA Tournament win in Stanford's Super Regional-clinching victory over Long Beach State on June 7, 2003. Marquess has an all-time postseason mark of 107-48 (.690) and his teams have qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 22 of the last 24 seasons. Marquess led his team to a school record five consecutive CWS appearances from 1999-2003.
The winningest coach in Stanford history also led Team USA to an Olympic gold medal in 1988 (Seoul), is a three-time NCAA Coach of the Year and has earned Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors on nine occasions.
A member of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame, Marquess began his coaching career with a five-year stint as an assistant at Stanford (1972-76). He previously spent four years as a player in the Chicago White Sox organization (1969-73) following an All-American collegiate baseball career at Stanford (1967-69), where he also competed on the Cardinal football squad for three seasons (1966-68).
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