Bay Area Christian School – League City, Texas
Hometown: Danbury, Texas
Education: University of Texas at Tyler
Email: mitchelmarquis [at] yahoo.com
The moment you first realized that you might like to make coaching part of your career.
I realized I wanted to make coaching part of my career as soon as I found out my college baseball career and playing days were finished. I always knew I wanted baseball to be a part of my life as long as I’m around because of my passion for the game and my passion for developing players.
Outside of mentors, talk about one or more ways you’ve learned some aspect of coaching.
I’ve always learned by just sitting back and listening as well as taking notes. My computer is full of note documents given to me by coaches I played for and coached with or even against. I love attending any kind of coaches’ conference or watching videos of coaches interviews online. I will always feel like I am a student of the game.
Name one new thing you want to accomplish this year.
This season at Bay Area Christian, I want to just do whatever I can to help bring a state championship to the school. Our coaching staff, players, parents, training staff, and everyone else has worked, and will work very hard and I think they deserve it.
Best career or work advice you ever received.
I heard coach Doug Wren say on a podcast to “Be where your feet are.”
That has stuck with me ever since. It’s great advice to think about daily and pass down to players and fellow coaches.
Your dream lunch date. One coach. Any sport. Any level. Living or dead. Who is it?
My dream lunch date would have to be Augie Garrido. Just listening to him talk about baseball, stories, his teaching methods, etc, would be an incredible experience.