|12-9 (.571)||Won 5||5-1||3-2||4-6|
Scott Marks now entering into his second season as head baseball coach and sports information director at Illinois Tech.
Marks comes to IIT from former conference rival Purdue University-North Central from 2009-2013.
In year one (2013) Marks and the Hawks made some substantial improvements even after missing out on a whole recruiting year. Marks was hired after the fall 2012 semester had already began and the recruiting class was done. In 2013, the Hawks baseball squad more than doubled the win total to (12) from (5) in 2012, lowered the team ERA from 8.00 to 6.54, raised the overall team batting average and lowered our opponents' batting average from .432 to .316. In addition, we improved in just about every other offensive and defensive statistic.
Marks' playing career began at Grand Rapid Community College (MI) where he was a pitcher for the 2005 NJCAA D-II National Champions. Next it was on to NCAA Division II LeMoyne Owen College where he earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors as a designated hitter in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference SIAC. As a pitcher, the right-hander led the team in games started, wins and ERA, finishing 7-2 in 14 starts with a 2.97 ERA.
His playing career concluded at Purdue University North Central as a pitcher where he helped the Panthers to two straight 28 win seasons and a program best second place finish in the CACC in 2007. Marks helped PNC qualify for the postseason both years but they were eliminated in the CCAC Tournament in 2007 and defeated in the CCAC Tournament Championship game in extra innings in 2008.
Marks received his Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies from Purdue North Central in 2008 and earned his MBA from PNC in 2011.
Marks joined the coaching ranks as an assistant coach at his alma mater in 2010. He served as pitching coach, hitting coach and outfield coach during his tenure at PNC. In his first year as pitching coach in 2011, Marks lead the team to a school record 3.78 ERA.
PNC finished 29-30 and 16-14 in the CCAC last season after a 25-23 and 17-11 conference campaign during the 2010-11 season. Marks worked for long-time baseball coach John Weber at PNC.