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Welcome Pittsburgh Native Nate Marko as Lead Hitting Development Coach

By Development Team , 11/15/21, 3:15PM EST


Coach Marko spent the 2021 summer as an intern with the Pittsburgh Pirates. During his time, he completed a variety of projects from creating a "Roadmap to Hitting Success" and numerous prospect & Major League scouting reports. 


In May of 2021, Coach Marko graduated from Wheeling University (W.Va) with a Masters of Business Administration degree. During his time at Wheeling, he worked as a graduate assistant within the Sports Information Department.


In the summer of 2020, Coach Marko interned with the Washington Wildthings as a Baseball Operations intern. During his time with the Wildthings, he transitioned to a coach for the Steel City Slammin Sammies professional baseball team as the team's assistant and first base coach. 


Coach Marko received his undergraduate degree from Bethany College (W.Va) where he double majored in Sports Management and Business Management. During his time at Bethany, he was a four year member of the baseball team and a starter of the 2019 PAC Runner-up team.


Coach Marko graduated from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) High School in 2015. He was a letter winner in baseball and soccer while being an All-Section baseball player in 2015.