Mark Campbell is in his third season with the Oregon women's basketball program and his second season as the team's associate head coach. Campbell was promoted on Nov. 30, 2015.
"Mark is an incredibly valuable piece of my coaching staff," said head coach Kelly Graves. "He's a tireless worker and tremendous recruiter. He has incredible knowledge of the game and has the ability to teach that to our players. He's the whole package."
Campbell works with Oregon’s guards and creates the Ducks’ defensive gameplans. Campbell helped rookie point guard Maite Cazorla earn Pac-12 freshman team honors and honorable mention all-league status in 2015-16. He also tutored guard Lexi Bando to Pac-12 all-freshman team accolades in his first season with the Ducks.
Campbell joined the Oregon program in 2014 after spending four seasons on the staff at Oregon State. Campbell started with the Beavers as an assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach for the 2013-14 season. He played an integral role in rebuilding the OSU program. Campbell worked with Oregon State’s guards and helped develop four-straight Pac-12 all-freshman performers at the position in Alyssa Martin (2011), Ali Gibson (2012), Jamie Weisner (2013) and Sydney Weise (2014).
Campbell was the point person in helping Oregon State land some of the program’s highest ranked recruiting classes, including four nationally-ranked, top-100 student-athletes, in his tenure.
He has continued that recruiting prowess with the Ducks, helping Oregon sign the No. 3 ranked class in the country in 2016, headlined by guard Sabrina Ionescu, the No. 1 ranked guard in the country and the No. 4 overall recruit in the nation according to ESPNW.
In 2012 and 2013, Campbell was selected to attend Nike’s renowned Villa 7 Consortium, which brings together university athletics directors and the country’s elite assistant coaches in an effort to prepare the next generation of college basketball head coaches.
Before heading to Corvallis, Campbell worked with the men’s program at Saint Mary’s. He served as an assistant coach for Randy Bennett during the 2009-10 campaign, helping the Gaels reach the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history as well as tie a school record for wins in a season (28-6). He originally joined the Saint Mary’s staff as director of operations in 2008-09. In the Bay Area, he mentored a number of All-American guards including Patty Mills, a 2009 NBA draft pick by the Portland Trail Blazers, Mickey McConnell, the 2011 WCC Player of the Year, and Matthew Dellavedova, the 2012 WCC Player of the Year. Prior to his stint at St. Mary’s, Campbell spent the 2007-08 season as an assistant coach for the Pepperdine men’s basketball program under Vance Walberg, creator of the dribble-drive offense. From 2005-07, Campbell coached at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore., helping the Cougars to the 2007 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Championship.
In his own athletic career, Campbell played at Cal Poly and Clackamas CC before transferring to Hawai`i for his final two seasons, guiding the Warriors to a NCAA Tournament bid in 2002 and NIT appearance in 2003. Starting all but one game in his time with the Warriors, he is the winningest two-year player in Hawai`i’s history and led the team to a school-record 27 wins in 2001-02. He was a WAC all-defensive team pick as a senior and was a two-time WAC all-academic selection. In June of 2016, Campbell was inducted into the Clackamas CC hall of fame.
Campbell earned a degree in liberal studies from Hawai`i in 2004, adding a master’s degree in education from George Fox in 2006. A native of Mt. Vernon, Wash., he is married to the former Ashley Smith, who played basketball at Vanderbilt University and is from Oregon City. The couple has two daughters, Maley and Makay.