Mark Campbell Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach
July 22, 2010
Corvallis, Ore. – Oregon State women’s basketball head coach Scott Rueck announced Thursday that Mark Campbell has been appointed his first assistant coach hire since he took over the program on July 1.
Campbell joins the Oregon State women’s basketball staff after spending the past two seasons at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif. He served as assistant coach for the men’s basketball program during the 2009-10 season after originally joining the Gaels’ staff as director of operations for the previous season.
“I am excited to add Mark to our staff," Rueck said. "He brings outstanding recruiting and coaching experience to our program, and he has aligned himself with some of the best in the game, experiencing high levels of success everywhere he has been as a player and coach. He is extremely talented, a winner, and most importantly, a man of integrity. Mark is someone I would love to have coach my own kids. I am thrilled to welcome him, his wife Ashley and his daughter Maley to the Oregon State family.”
Prior to his stint at St. Mary’s, Campbell spent two seasons (2005-07) at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore., helping the Cougars to the 2007 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Championship. He spent the 2007-08 season as an assistant coach for the Pepperdine men’s basketball program.
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 season, he was named the South Region MVP. He led the Cougars to a sixth place finish in the NWAACC and 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, leading the Warriors to back-to-back postseason appearances with a 2002 NCAA Tournament bid and 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 29 wins in one season. Campbell finished his career by being named to the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) All-Defensive Team as a senior, and he was a two-time WAC All-Academic selection.
Campbell earned a degree in liberal studies from Hawai’i in 2004. A native of Mt. Vernon, Wash., he is married to the former Ashley Smith, an All-American basketball player at Vanderbilt and Oregon City native. The couple has one daughter, Maley.
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