Mark Fishman has spent much of the past decade coaching professional beach volleyball players. This season (2018-19) Mark is working with 3 time Olympian Reid Priddy and USA National Beach Team member Theo Brunner. In the 2017 and part of 2018 beach season, Mark coached Olympian Casey Patterson and Stafford Slick. Prior to 2017, Mark spent 5 seasons coaching Olympic Gold Medalist Todd Rogers and Todd’s partners, including Stafford Slick, Theo Brunner and Robbie Page, while also working with Amanda Dowdy during her first year on the AVP Tour (where she won the rookie of the year honors). Mark also has had the pleasure of working with other national team hopefuls, as well as several current AVP players.
Away from the beach, Mark founded Mizuno East Boys Volleyball Club in Connecticut – which went on to win the 18U Boys Club Division in 2017 and has worked as the Boys Technical Director for the Connecticut Juniors program.
At the college level Mark has been the assistant coach at MIT for both men and women, and was the setter coach/assistant coach for Men’s Volleyball at Rutgers under coach Bob Bertucci when the Scarlet Knights went to the final Four.
Mark played nationally and internationally for many years as a setter for open championship teams from New England and from the Garden Empire region. Mark also has served as the assistant commissioner in the New England Region of USA Volleyball.