Mark Zobel was born and raised in Verona, Wisconsin. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. Mark's passion for coaching soccer has seen him gain coaching experience at the volunteer level in his home state of Wisconsin, which he hopes to build on in the future. Mark chose to pursue a master's degree in Sports Leadership at VCU in order to prepare for a career in the sports industry, starting with his graduate assistantship at the University of Richmond as a member of their Athletic Communications team. Mark joins the CSL hoping to build lifelong relationships and gain valuable knowledge and experience that will help start his career in the sports industry.