Mark Campbell Biography
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/01/2013
Mark Campbell begins his fourth season on Oregon State's staff in 2013-14 and first as associate head coach after his promotion in May 2013.

Campbell has played an integral role in the development of the Beaver program under head coach Scott Rueck and has gained national recognition for his recruiting and basketball acumen as a result. For the past two years, he has been part of a select few invited to Nike's renowned Villa 7 Consortium, which brings together university athletics directors and the country's elite assistant coaches in an effort to prepare the next generation of college basketball leaders.

Less than 10 percent of women's basketball assistants from the nation's 345 Division I programs have received invitations to the exclusive event the past two years, which has grown to become one of the most respected gatherings for professional development and networking in the country. Since its inception in 2004, Villa 7 has seen 90-plus participants combined on both the men's and women's side become head coaches.

Campbell has been the point person in helping Oregon State land a pair of top-notch recruiting classes the past two seasons, including four nationally-ranked, top-100 student-athletes.

Focusing on mentoring and developing Oregon State's guards, Campbell has coached three-straight Pac-12 All-Freshman performers at the position in Alyssa Martin (2011), Ali Gibson (2012) and Jamie Weisner (2013). He also oversaw the instruction of Earlysia Marchbanks, a 2012 All-Pac-12 First Team selection, and Sage Indendi, a 2011 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention pick whose 75 3-point makes that season are a school record.

In 2012-13, Weisner had one of the best first-year campaigns in Oregon State history. She led the team in scoring, was second in rebounds and became just the fifth freshman, and first in 20 years, to amass totals of 350 points and 150 rebounds in a season at Oregon State.

Campbell's work with the trio of Weisner, Gibson and Martin gives OSU one of the most potent backcourts from behind the 3-point line in the Pac-12. Weisner's .372 3-point field goal percentage last season was second in the conference and the fifth-best in Oregon State history. Martin will return for her senior season as the Pac-12's active leader in 3-point makes with 127 and the rising junior Gibson joins Martin in OSU's career top-10 list in that category with 96.

Campbell arrived in Corvallis by way of St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. He served as an assistant coach for Randy Bennett and the men's basketball program during the 2009-10 campaign, helping the Gaels reach the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history as well as tie a school record for wins in a season (28-6). He originally joined St. Mary's staff as director of operations in 2008-09, a year in which the team went 28-7.

The Gaels posted a combined record of 56-13 (.812) in Campbell's two years with the program. In the Bay Area, he also mentored a number of all-American guards in Patty Mills, a 2009 NBA draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers, Mickey McConnell, the 2011 West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year, and Matthew Dellavedova, the 2012 WCC Player of the Year and the school's all-time leader in scoring, assists, games played, free throw percentage and 3-point shots.

Prior to his stint at St. Mary's, Campbell spent the 2007-08 season as an assistant coach for the Pepperdine men's basketball program under Vance Walberg, a current assistant for the NBA's Denver Nuggets and creator of the dribble drive offense. In his only season in Malibu, Campbell was able to sign a pair of top-100 players for the Waves. From 2005-07 he was at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore., helping the Cougars to the 2007 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Championship.

In his own athletic career, Campbell played his rookie season at Cal Poly before transferring to Clackamas Community College in 2000-01. In his one junior college campaign, he was named the South Region MVP, led the Cougars to a sixth-place finish in the NWAACC and the school record for most wins in a single season with 28.

Campbell then transferred to the University of Hawai`i for his final two seasons of eligibility, guiding the Warriors to back-to-back postseason appearances with a 2002 NCAA Tournament bid and a 2003 National Invitational Tournament (NIT) qualification. Starting all but one game, he is the winningest two-year player in Hawai`i's history and led the team to a school-record 27 wins in 2001-02. Campbell finished his career by earning a spot on the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) All-Defensive Team as a senior, and was a two-time WAC All-Academic selection.

Campbell earned a degree in liberal studies from Hawai`i in 2004, adding a master's degree in education from George Fox in 2006. A native of Mt. Vernon, Wash., he is married to the former Ashley Smith, who played basketball at Vanderbilt University and is from Oregon City. The couple has two daughters, Maley and Makay.