Mark Stephens

Throws Coach

  • With IMG Academy Since: 2021
  • Hometown: Niles, OH
  • Languages Spoken: English

Throws Coach, IMG Academy 2021-Present Assistant Track Coach Lakewood Ranch High School - Throws, Bradenton, FL 2018-2021 Assistant Track Coach Oakland High School - Throws, Murfreesboro, TN 2013 - 2016 Assistant Track Coach LaVergne High School - Throws, LaVergne, TN 2008- 2013 Head Coach, Elite Throws Club, Smyrna, TN 2010 - 2016 Assistant Throwers Coach, Steel Throwers Track Club, Antioch, TN 2008 -2010


  • University of Toledo, OH
  • Niles McKinley High School, OH
  • Captain of the football and track teams at Niles McKinley high school in Niles, Ohio 1st team all-state TE and DE in Ohio 
  • State finalist in shotput
  • Current (31-year-old) high school record holder in shotput and discus
  • Went to the University of Toledo and played football and threw shotput, discus, and hammer
  • Threw shotput and hammer post collegiately



  • Coach 2 High School National Champions; 1 Hammer; 1 Indoor Weight
  • Coached 3 High School National runners up – hammer and discus
  • Coached 5 high school All-Americans, 5 state champions, 4 state runners up, 27 state finalists from 2009-present
  • Coached 17 throwers that have moved on to throw at power 5 schools; 10 Mid Major/FCS schools; 5 D2 schools
  • Coached an athlete that went on to be a NCAA Champion in the men’s weight throw; 2X USATF National Champion in the hammer and weight; Olympic Trial and World Championships qualifier and current #3 ranked men’s hammer thrower in the USA; 2021 Olympic Qualifier in the Men’s Hammer.