2020 WK #1 Coach of the Week (Mark Cusic) Mark Cusic - BIO Mark Cusic is a travel softball coach that helps girls make the transition from recreational ball players to very competitive club team, middle school and high school team players. Mark began his coaching career in 2010 with the Southern Maryland Youth Tee Ball Organization as a way to work with kids and give back to his local community. From 2010 until now he has worked with and coached girls from ages 4 to 14. His coaching experience includes teams that have won Recreational Slow Pitch League Championships, Recreational Fast Pitch League Championships, Recreational Fast Pitch District Championship, and a second place finish for the Maryland Little League State Championship. He is currently in his fourth year of coaching travel ball and is in his second year with the Hughesville Hustle organization. During his first 3 years of coaching travel ball his teams won 7 (gold/top bracket) tournament championships, finished runner up 5 times throughout the C, B and OPEN classification levels and had a 5th place finish at the USSSA National Championship Northeast. Mark added to his impressive resume with a Softball National Championship title for his then 12U team, which was one of 5, 1st place finishes last year. Before becoming a coach Mark spent time serving on active duty with the United Sates Marine Corps and attending college where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in communication. He uses his communication skills to connect with his players and to establish a very competitive yet fun and learning team environment. Mark takes pride in his volunteer efforts, work ethic and his dedication to the girls and their families on his softball team, both on and off the field.