Assistant Head Coach Mark Leavitt
Mark Leavitt is in his fourth season as a member of the Stetson coaching staff where he serves as the recruiting coordinator for the program. Leavitt also coaches the hitters and infielders, and handles third base coaching box during games. During his three seasons at Stetson, Leavitt helped produce two All-America hitters, seven All-Atlantic Sun Conference players, and three MLB draft picks. In addition, in his role as recruiting coordinator, the Hatters’ 2012 signing class was ranked among the best in the nation. Leavitt also coordinates the placement of Stetson players in summer programs, a task that earned the Hatters a top 10 national ranking from the summer of 2012. Leavitt came to Stetson from Salisbury, Connecticut, where he spent three years as the head baseball coach and associate director of admissions and financial aid for the Salisbury School. In his first year, Leavitt led Salisbury to a perfect 20-0 record and a Western New England Prep School League Championship. Two of his players were drafted by major league baseball. In 2008 Anthony Hewitt was selected in the first round by the Philadelphia Phillies (24th overall). Chris Dwyer was picked in the 36th round by the New York
Yankees, and then again in 2009 when he was selected in the 4th round by the Kansas City Royals. Leavitt graduated from Princeton University in 1988 after four years as a starter on the Tigers’ baseball team. He began his coaching career the following season as the head junior varsity coach and as an assistant with the Princeton varsity. He went on to work as an assistant coach at George Washington, Princeton, James Madison, and George Mason. As a college coach Leavitt recruited, signed, and coached more than 40 players that went on to sign professional contracts, 17 players who went on to play in the majors. Shifting gears professionally, Leavitt next took a position as an area scouting supervisor with the Montreal Expos (1997-2001). In 2001 he began a six-year stint with the Seattle Mariners scouting department as territorial supervisor, and then as a regional coordinator. Some of Leavitt’s additional coaching experience includes time as a Doyle Baseball School instructor, head coach of the Vienna Mavericks (Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League), head coach of the New Market Rebels (Valley Baseball League), assistant coach of the Chatham A’s (Cape Cod League), head coach of the Harwich Mariners (Cape Cod League), and in the summer of 2009 as head coach of the Clermont Mavericks (Florida Collegiate Summer League). Leavitt is married to the former Christina Spada who graduated from UCF in 1988. The couple has two sons, Scott (11) and Ryan (9).
The Mark Leavitt File Education • A.B., History, Princeton University (1988) • M.A., Sports Management, George Mason University (1997)
Coaching Experience • • • • • •
Assistant Coach, Princeton University (1989-90, 92-93) Assistant Coach, George Washington University (1990-92) Assistant Coach, James Madison University (1993-95) Assistant Coach, George Mason University (1995-97) Head Coach, Salisbury (2007-09) Assistant Head Coach, Stetson University (2010-Present)
Personal • Born: February 18, 1966 • Wife: Christina • Children: Scott and Ryan
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