Mark has been coaching and managing football in the region for the last 14 years and began coaching at Portishead Juniors in 2004 before going on to coach Somerset U18's representative squad which contained the current premiership striker Ashley Barnes.
Mark returned back to Portishead as first team Coach and was part of the team that saw the first team promoted into the Western league for the first time in the clubs history. After a few years with this squad Mark moved back into coaching youngsters at junior level where he continued for a further seven years, enjoying a lot of success in the region. During this time Mark was given an opportunity to go into Academy level scouting and did so with clubs such as Cardiff City and Swansea City, he continued with this up until last season where he stepped down due to commitments elsewhere.
For the last three seasons Mark has been working alongside Micky Bell (ex Bristol City), initially at Clevedon Town as the Under l8s Manager and guided them to a league and cup double in 2015/16. He later went on to Join Micky at Weston Super Mare in the Conference league as an assistant before returning back to Clevedon Town as Assistant Manager of the first team.
Mark has a lot of experience within the region at both youth and senior level and looks forward to working with the first team this season.
Updated 09:48 - 21 Sep 2017 by Dan Stone