USC Gamecocks Baseball

A look at Mark Kingston’s résumé

USF’s Mark Kingston reportedly has been hired by South Carolina Gamecocks baseball. Now for a closer look at the résumé he brings to Columbia.

Previous stops as head coach: Illinois State, USF

(As an assistant: Miami, Tulane, Illinois State, Purdue)

Career record: 253-180-1 (170–101 at Illinois State, 100–78-1 at USF)

Accomplishments: Led Bulls to two NCAA tournaments in three seasons

▪  Ending 12-year NCAA drought in first season in Tampa

▪  Won 42 games in 2017, earning a No. 2 seed in the Gainesville Regional

▪  Beat both Florida and Florida State in 2017

▪  Won Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year twice in five seasons at Illinois State

▪  Was an assistant on Miami’s 2001 College World Series Championship team

▪  Helped lead Tulane to the 2005 College World Series

▪  Coached Kevin Merrell, the No. 33 pick in the 2017 MLB Draft

Alma Mater: North Carolina

Age: 47

Playing Career: Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1992. Played five seasons with Milwaukee and Chicago Cubs organizations.

Year-by-Year

2010

Illinois State

32-24, NCAA Regionals / MVC Tournament Champions

2011

Illinois State

36-18, MVC Tournament

2012

Illinois State

33-19, MVC Tournament

2013

Illinois State

39-19, MVC Regular Season & MVC Tournament Runner-Up

2014

Illinois State

33-22, MVC Tournament Runner-Up

2015

USF

34-26-1, NCAA Regionals

2016

USF

24-33

2017

USF

42-19, NCAA Regionals

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