Mark Leslie enters his seventh season as the assistant coach for TVCC. According to head coach, Guy Furr, "Mark does an outstanding job and we are very lucky to have him on staff. Mark is our primary floor coach and is excellent with our players on and off the court."
Prior to joining the Cardinals, Leslie worked as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Garden City Community College for three years under former TVCC Head Coach Kris Baumann.
Prior to Garden City, Leslie served as the Director of International Scouting for Premier Sports International. While with PSI, Leslie worked alongside former NBA legend Jerome Kersey in developing professional basketball players. Leslie’s work in the collegiate ranks includes stints at Treasure Valley Community College, Weber State University and his alma mater the University of Idaho. While at Treasure Valley, Leslie coached All-American Brandon Burney, who led the NJCAA in scoring. Treasure Valley would also post victories over junior college powerhouses College of Southern Idaho and North Idaho. While at Weber State, he would tutor former NBA point guard Eddie Gill.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Leslie had a stellar prep career at Custer HS and later star at McCook Community College. Leslie finished his playing career at the University of Idaho, where he was voted First Team All-Big Sky and was the captain of the 1995 Vandal squad. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Idaho in 1998.
Leslie is married to the former Jamilla Carter of Missoula, Montana. They have three children, N’ydea, Malia, and Mark Jr.