Having come through Coventry City’s academy, Mark spent much of his playing career in non-league. A brief stint with Tamworth was followed by a decade-long spell at Nuneaton where Mark was an integral part of Kevin Wilkin’s promotion winning side in 2012. However, a serious leg break in the summer of 2012 effectively put an end to Mark’s playing career, and he increasingly moved into the coaching side of things.
It was a role for which Mark had been preparing for some time, having first gained a sports science degree in 2007 and a Masters in exercise physiology in 2008. Mark then worked as Coventry City’s head of academy sport science for four years while also working towards a PhD in sports science, before becoming Kevin’s right-hand man for the first time in December 2013, being appointed as Nuneaton’s assistant manager. Mark then followed Kevin to Brackley Town, while he has also been a lecturer at Coventry University since 2016.