Mark Todd has over 40 years of involvement in Lacrosse as a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Youth Director, Consultant, Tournament Director, Elite Travel Team Director, Official/Referee, Journalist, TV Analyst, Script Advisor, Player, Fan and Father of Twin sons that now play. In his coaching career he has developed winning lacrosse programs at the youth, high school, collegiate and post graduate men's club levels as well as built strong player/parent /alumni/ community relationships with each program.
Repeatedly transformed Players’, Parents’, and Administrators’ perspectives to the profound impact Character Based, Player-Centric, Positive Coaching and Skills Development combined with Strong Community Service and Outreach to the Disadvantaged can not only change a Lacrosse Program but it’s local Community as well. Currently my responsibilities require that I train, prepare, mentor, motivate, and chaperone 40-100 High School student/athletes, 70-120 Youth Athletes and 20-30 Collegiate Student Athletes in their respective seasons. Annually outlining expectations of academics, constant conduct, rules, safety, position techniques, teamwork and accountability to all players, parent groups and faculty. Executive duties required me to plan practices, schedule games, produce scouting reports, assist players in college recruitment, coordinate facilities, supervise group travel logistics, and collaborate with assistant coaches, league administrators, and game officials as well as write post game reports to the league and various media annually. Also I help raise funds and manage banquets for players, assistants, parents, boosters, scholarships, alumni and administration appreciation events. Lead Lacrosse Boards of Directors and Booster Clubs, along with monitoring attendance, fundraisers, grades, and reports for each governing administration. Developed and managed Summer Camps for each organization and directed the Laxtoberfest tournaments at both LMU & UCI annually hosting over 30 teams from youth, middle school, high school, collegiate, post-collegiate teams. As a US Lacrosse Director I was a key contributor in campaigns to get several School Boards and CIF to grant Varsity status to Orange County High School Lacrosse Programs.
Director – Owner (1/12 – present) Newport Beach Lacrosse Club Over 3 years we have won 3 out of 4 seasonal championship games. Serve our community with , U11, U13, U15, Frosh, JV & Varsity level clinics, private lessons, tournaments, leagues, and summer camps. Oversee staff of 12 coaches & community service projects.
Head Coach (8/10 – Present) Newport Harbor High School, Built Lacrosse program to largest athletic program at Newport Harbor going from only 38 to averaging 100 players across 3 teams. Taken team into post-season play every year since arriving. Oversee staff of 9 coaches amongst Frosh, JV & Varsity. Report to Principal and AD. Raised over 100K in first year alone for Program. Raised 10K for Football team and donated 2015 NMUSD Stipend to purchase 150 tickets for local players to see D-1 Lacrosse game. Led NHHS Varsity to 2015 & 2016 Undefeated Sunset League Champions (8-0, 8-0). 2015 Sunset League Lacrosse Coach of the Year.
Coach At Large (5/15 – present) 3d Lacrosse National Elite Lacrosse Training Company
Lacrosse Analyst – Color Commentator
(5/8 - 5/10) Max Lax & US Lacrosse Championship Tournamnet Podcast
(2/09 – 6/09) COX Cable 3 Mission Viejo, CA
Head Coach (9/02 – 9/07) Corona del Mar High School Varsity & JV Lacrosse, Newport Beach, CA
Founded the CdM Boys’ Lacrosse Program. Led to 4 consecutive post-seasons & Championship Game in 2007.
2007 Orange County Register “Lacrosse Coach of the Year.”
Head Coach (6/07 - 8/08) SoCal Junior Riptide Elite High School National Travel Team, Newport Beach, CA
Head Coach – Founder (9/02 - 9/06) University of California, UCI Men’s Lacrosse, Irvine, CA
Head Coach (1/98 - 9/02) Loyola Marymount University, LMU Men’s Lacrosse, Los Angeles, CA
Head Coach (9/97 - 1/98) University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Men’s Lacrosse, Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Coach (1/95 - 9/96) Chapman University, CU Men’s Lacrosse, Orange, CA
PLAYER PROFILE: Played as Midfield, Attack, Defense, Long Pole Midfield, Goalie and Face-Off Specialist.
Masters Quicksilver Lacrosse Masters – MVP 2008 Lax Vegas Tournament, Las Vegas, Nevada
Team Poland 2010 World Games – U.S. Player invitee and Consultant
Team Quicksilver 2006 – 2009
Hollywood Lacrosse Club 1998 -2005
Beachcomber Lacrosse Club 1994 -1997
Chesapeake Lacrosse Club 1991 – 1992
Sports Writer, Towson University, Towerlight Newspaper, 1989
Towson State University Men’s Lacrosse 1986
Patterson High School Lacrosse - Captain 1984 & 1985
McCormick Unsung Hero Scholarship Award Recipient 1984
Business Development Manager - Arnel Estates - The Argyros Group – Costa Mesa, CA - Present
Associate Broker – Mentoring & Training Leader- Surterre Properties - Newport Beach, CA - Present
Regional Director – Nominating Committee California Association of Realtors - Orange County - Present
Past President, V. President, Treasurer, Secretary - Newport Beach Association of Realtors - Director - Present
Served on Sunset Ridge Park Committee that campaigned California Coastal Commission for its development
Served in every leadership position including President for the Newport Beach Board of Realtors
Managed sales team for Nationsbank Home Mortgage prior to purchase of Bank of America and other banks
Served several local political campaigns as an Advisor in both Baltimore and Newport Beach
Press Correspondent – US Senator prior to arrival in California