Mark received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina.
Growing up I played many sports, but never stuck with one specific sport. I always wanted to be a professional athlete, but when I got to college I had to realize I didn't have a sport. The basketball coach gave me an opportunity, first as a janitor cleaning the gym floor, then I became part of his staff and by my senior year I even had a chance to play. I knew I wanted to give others a chance to fulfill their dreams in sports and that is why I chose to become a physical education teacher because it all starts with loving physical activities.