TC385: Tom Marker, Olentangy Orange HS

Tom Marker is one of the risings stars on the high school baseball scene. In his short time at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, Coach Marker has his Pioneer baseball squad contending on a state level.

In this episode of Top Coach, Coach Marker discusses the growing area that encompasses Olentangy Orange High School, multi-sport athletes in Ohio, playing baseball at Capital University, his debt load out of college, the impact of debt load on young coaches, his first teaching position as an in-school suspension supervisor, his definition of success, the importance of baseball in the Columbus area, team culture, transparency meetings, “start/stop/continue” decisions, work/life integration, and the position of extra-curricular activities in student development.

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Photo credit:  Scott Reed Photography
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (
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