Joe Marker, President
Before becoming President/Owner, Marker spent 16 years building U.S. Baseball Academy into the nation’s largest network of baseball camps; first as Director of Operations and then as Vice President. Marker has founded clinics across the country and worked in the baseball camp industry at every level for more than three decades.
Prior to coming to US Baseball Academy, Marker owned and operated Varsity Sports, conducting camps for the likes of former Major League stars such as Hall of Fame inductee Barry Larkin, 5-time World Champion Paul O’Neill, Tom Browning, who pitched the 12th perfect game in Major League history in 1988, Cy Young winner Brandon Webb, Rolaids relief winner Jeff Shaw, and World Series Champion Hal Morris.
Marker brings with him more than 30 years of baseball coaching experience from high school to the professional level. Marker had coaching stints in high school at St. Henry, Russia and Greenville, American Legion and Connie Mack in Greenville, and summer collegiate at Grand Lake Mariners and Dayton Docs. He also scouted professionally for the Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees.
During his career, Marker has amassed more than 850 wins as a head coach, including 18 league titles, 12 district championships, 9 regional berths and 1 State Championship. Marker has sent 156 former players on to play college baseball at the NCAA Division I level. Twenty three of those players have been drafted professionally including five players that made it to the “big leagues.” Those players include Travis Miller (Minnesota Twins), Pete Rose Jr. (Cincinnati Reds), current MLB players: Adam Eaton (Washington Nationals), Travis Shaw (Milwaukee Brewers), and Jared Hoying (Texas Rangers).
A native of Kenton, Ohio and graduate of Indian Lake HS, Marker currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Angie. They have five children; Jason 37, Lindsay 34, Jordan 30, Cale 27, and Heath 22 and seven grandsons: Will, Brenden, Logan, Finnegan, Declan, Forrest and Crew.