coach Mark Burks

Mark has been a volleyball enthusiast for many years, as a player, parent, and coach. As a player, Mark started playing indoor volleyball while in college. He continued to play for many years including stints with the Vanderbilt and Michigan college club teams, as well as years of USAV regional/national tournaments. Outdoors, Mark has played a lot of beach doubles and can often be found playing at Siesta Key or Bee Ridge Park. As a parent, all 3 of Mark and Sue’s children have played club and school volleyball, so he understands that aspect very well. Lastly, Mark has coached both indoor and beach teams, ranging from juniors to high school to adults. Most recently, since taking early retirement and relocating to Sarasota from Indianapolis, Mark is the Assistant Varsity Coach at Riverview High School, beach coach at Sarasota Christian School, and coach of the SVC’s 16s travel team.