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Mark Crocco
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Wingate
Graduating Year: 2010
Phone: 864-833-7134
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Mark Crocco Bio
Courtesy: Presbyterian College Athletics
Release: 09/25/2012

Mark Crocco is in his fourth year as an assistant coach in at Presbyterian College in 2016 following a promotion to the position of Recruiting Coordinator.

In 2015, Crocco helped the program to a PC Division I-record 27 wins that included victories over South Carolina, Clemson, UCF (No. 7 at the time) and Indiana (No. 22 at the time). PC ended the season by winning its final seven midweek games and won 21 non-conference games, another program Division I record. Crocco's guidance helped PC earn a First Team All-Big South honoree and an Honorable Mention selection while setting new Division I records in runs scored, strikeouts and strikeouts per game. The Blue Hose also posted winning records at the PC Baseball Complex and against other South Carolina programs.

His supervision of the team's fielding helped PC tie a program record in assists, previously set in Crocco's first season.

In Crocco’s first year at PC he was charged with the responsibility of running the Blue Hose infield. PC set a Presbyterian Big South and Division I record for fielding percentage, fielding at a .972 clip in the 2013 campaign to rank second in the conference and the highest in PC history. PC also tied the Division I school record for wins in Crocco’s first year on staff. Coach Elton Pollock states “Coach Crocco is a well-respected infield coach and takes a tremendous amount of pride in his work. His energy is always high and very infectious.”

Crocco arrived at PC after two seasons as an assistant coach at The United States Air Force Academy. With the Falcons, Crocco worked with the Falcons hitters infielders and helped the Falcons to their most wins since 2002 in his first year. He also guided the squad to four All-Mountain West Conference selections and a school record for fielding percentage in 2011.

In the summers of 2011 and 2012 Crocco's duties also included running camps at The Air Force Academy. Crocco also worked numerous camps all over the country for organizations such as Top 96 Baseball, Head First Honor Roll Camps, Numerous Baseball Academy's and ACC/SEC programs.

Crocco played second base for the Wingate Bulldogs (2005-2009) and spent two years prior to Air Force work at his alma mater as an assistant coach, helping the Bulldogs to a 2010 South Atlantic Conference Championship.

Before his coaching position at Wingate, Crocco served as the head coach of the Charlotte Area Anglers Showcase Baseball Team in 2010 and took the team to a league championship in his first year at the helm. In the summer of 2009, Crocco helped the Nampa Wolfpack of the Boise (Idaho) Collegiate Summer League to a 21-12 record and numerous offensive conference highs as an assistant coach.

Crocco earned a bachelor's degree in Physical Education, with a minor in sport management, from Wingate University in 2010.

 "I'm very excited and honored to be a part of the Presbyterian College baseball family," said Crocco. "There is a great deal of energy around this program right now. I am very passionate about Presbyterian College and I look forward to bringing in more quality student athletes that will make an impact on the field and in our great community here at PC. I want to thank the administration and Coach Pollock for this opportunity. I am excited to continue the great tradition of Blue Hose Baseball and help us grow as a contender in the Big South Conference and on the national stage.” 

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