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Mark Nelson

Currently coaching: Vital 16-1 Gold

Mark is entering his 8th season here at Vital and is currently in his 3rd season as the Varsity Head Coach at Edina High School and will be returning to Vital again this season as the 18-1s head coach.

Prior to coaching at Edina HS, Mark was the head coach for St. Louis Park High School for 3 years and was also at Hopkins for two years prior to SLP where he help build a very successful feeder program – both as the Junior Varsity coach and as a coach for Hopkins Juniors. He also ran all summer camps/clinics and private lessons for Hopkins. Prior to that, Mark coached 5 years as the Junior Varsity Head Coach at Edina High School and 3 years at Mankato West. He also has 4 years of experience coaching Junior Volleyball for Edina. Mark has been on staff at St. Mary’s University coaching a competitive camp for high school girls as well as camps at Edina and Eden Prairie to name a few.

Mark plays competitively outdoors in beach tournaments. He also played indoor at the collegiate level at Mankato on the men’s club team and currently still plays on a Men’s AA USAV team where in 2010, his team took 3rd at the USAV Adult National tournament.