Vice President of Collegiate and Amateur Sport
Mark serves as the Vice President of Collegiate and Amateur Sport, where he and his staff oversee the NCAA’s Drug-Testing Program along with 300+ collegiate and amateur drug testing programs. This work includes scheduling, notifying the institutions and administering results and appeals. He also has oversight of Drug Free Sport’s Education department, which manages the Drug Free Sport AXIS™, the client online resource for information and warnings about dietary supplements, medications, sports nutrition, and overall athletic wellness. Mark began his 30-plus year career in collegiate athletics working as a graduate student in the Sports Information Office at Auburn University, where he earned a master’s in communication arts. He was named the Sports Information Director (SID) at North Carolina State University in 1990, after serving seven years as an Assistant SID for the Wolfpack. He also served as an Assistant to the Director of Athletics for two years before accepting a position with the NCAA national office in 2000. As an NCAA Assistant Director of Championships, he contributed to the administration of more than 50 national championship events, before joining Drug Free Sport in 2008. Mark completed his undergraduate degree in communications at The Defiance College.