Former Player Personnel Executive, New York Yankees
Chapter Board Members - Tampa Bay
In January of 2015 Mark Newman retired as Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for the New York Yankees. In his 26 years with the Yankees, the Yankees won 5 World Series championships, appeared in 7 World Series and made 18 playoff appearances. Under Mr. Newman’s supervision, the Yankees signed and developed some of the finest players in Major League Baseball including All-Stars Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte, Robinson Cano, Phil Hughes, David Robertson, Delin Betances, Bret Gardner and Mark Melancon.
Mr. Newman began his career with the Yankees in 1989 when he was named Coordinator of Instruction. In that position he was responsible for developing instructional programs throughout the organization. In 1996 Mr. Newman was promoted to Director of Player Development and Scouting. A year later he was named Vice President of Player Development and Scouting. The Yankees were named Organization of the year in both 1998 and 1999. In 2000 Mr. Newman was named to his most recent position as Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations.
In 1972, Mr. Newman began his coaching career at 22 years of age at Southern Illinois University as Pitching Coach. After 9 successful seasons at Southern Illinois- during which he earned his Law Degree with honors- he was named Head Baseball Coach at Old Dominion University in 1981. In nine years at Old Dominion, Mr. Newman compiled an impressive 321-167 record. He was inducted into the ODU Hall of Fame in 1997 and the SIU Hall of Fame in 2000.