Whether through baseball, basketball, flag football, summer multi-sports camps, or private instruction with kids from t-ball to the pro's, Mark has taught thousands of youngster's through his youth sports programs in Tampa. In addition to running his youth sports programs and working with baseball players, Mark is currently a Crossfit Instructor and works with kids, teens and adults to help them get in the best shape of their lives!
Charity: Mark spends time as a volunteer baseball coach at King High School.
Personal: Loves the theatre, reading, cooking, and listening to music. Spends as much time with his family as he can and holds family dinner meals as a sacred ritual!
The New York Yankees drafted Mark Rose in June of 1986, following an outstanding collegiate career at the University of South Florida. At USF in 1986, Rose was co-captain of the record-setting team that finished 2nd in the NCAA South II Regional with a (still) school best overall record of 52-16. Prior to USF, Rose attended Chipola Jr. College, where in 1983 he played for the Florida Junior College State Champions that finished with an overall record of 45-15.
While with the Yankees in 1986 and 1987, Rose pitched for Division championship and League championship teams in Oneonta, NY and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, respectively. An arm injury forced Rose to retired after Spring Training in 1988.
One season later, in 1989, the Yankees hired Rose as a coach, at that time the youngest pitching coach in professional baseball at age 26. He worked with Yankee farm teams in Virginia, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and New York, and helped develop the Yankee's Baseball Academy in the Dominican Republic. While with the Yankees, Rose helped develop several major leaguers including Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Ramiro Mendoza, Russ Springer, and Mike DeJean.
In 1994 Rose was hired as the Pitching Coach at the University of South Florida, where he helped lead the team to three consecutive NCAA post-season tournament appearances, a school first, and included more NCAA tournament game victories (4) than at all other times in the history of the program combined. While at USF, eight pitchers under his direction were drafted by major league organizations.
Rose has been involved with camps and clinics nearly all of his life, either running or helping to conduct camps in Kentucky, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, and Florida.
He credits his knowledge of camps and teaching to his father, Lee Rose, an inductee in multiple Hall of Fame's, who has 25 seasons as a college basketball head coach, (he led UNC Charlotte to the 1977 Final Four and Purdue to the 1980 Final Four) 16 seasons in the NBA, and 6 seasons as a consultant to the NBDL.
Along with his father, baseball mentors such as Hall of Famer's Robin Roberts and Hoyt Wilhelm, Baltimore Oriole's Manager Buck Showalter, Tony Cloninger and Russ (Monk) Meyer (both former major league players and coaches) , have given him the foundation to advance world-class instruction to athletes of all kinds.