|Hometown:||Seal Beach, Calif.|
|Alma Mater:||Pepperdine, 1994; Southeast Missouri State, 1998|
Mark Wasikowski enters his fifth season with Oregon baseball, where he serves as the team’s recruiting coordinator while also running the team’s offense. In addition, he coaches the team’s hitters and outfielders and instructs Oregon’s base runners. Following the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Perfect Game named Wasikowski one of 10 assistant coaches who are “ready to lead.”
In his four seasons at Oregon, the Ducks have compiled a 176-80 record (.688) while earning four straight NCAA tournament appearances. Wasikowski helped lead Oregon to school records in wins during his first two seasons with 46 in 2012 and 48 in 2013. With 44 wins in 2014, Oregon became one of just eight teams in the nation to record three consecutive 40-win seasons from 2012 to 2014. The Ducks just missed the 40-win mark in 2015, but still reached the NCAA tournament after winning 14 of their last 18 games and nine of their last 10 to earn an at-large bid.
Oregon’s recruiting classes have been amongst the best in the country with Wasikowski leading the charge. Each class that Wasikowski has brought in has been ranked in the top-25 in the nation, with the 2013 class being ranked sixth by Perfect Game and the 2015 class coming in at eighth in the Collegiate Baseball rankings.
In addition to being a talented recruiter, Wasikowski is a proven developer of talent. During his 20-year coaching career, Wasikowski has coached 112 players who have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 25 that have played Major League Baseball.
While at Oregon, Wasikowski has coached one All-American (Ryon Healy - 2013) and five of his hitters have earned first-team all-conference recognition (J.J. Altobelli - 2013, Shaun Chase - 2014, Healy - 2013, Mitchell Tolman - 2014 and 2015).
Wasikowski came to Oregon with 10 years of experience in the Pac-12 Conference working at Arizona on Andy Lopez’s staff. During his time with the Wildcats, Arizona made seven postseason appearances and advanced to the College World Series in 2004.
Prior to Arizona, Wasikowski worked with Lopez at Florida for three years and one season at Pepperdine as a student assistant. Wasikowski also spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State, helping lead SEMO to a school-record 32 wins and an NCAA tournament appearance in 1998.
In 1997 and 1998, Wasikowski served as the head coach of the El Dorado Broncos in the Jayhawk League, a summer collegiate wood bat league. His 1998 Bronco team won the national championship at the National Baseball Congress Championships in Wichita, Kan., and Wasikowski was recognized as the NBC Coach-of-the-Year.
A native of Seal Beach, Calif., Wasikowski graduated from Los Alamitos High School in 1989 and began his collegiate playing career at the University of Hawaii. He transferred to Rancho Santiago Junior College after one season and then to Pepperdine in time for the 1992 national championship season. In 1999, he was elected to the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 1992 team. Wasikowski is married to Lori Jo, and the couple has two daughters, Joelle and Kelsey.