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UCLA Hockey Head Coach, Mark Francis Bio:

A native of Fredericton, NB., Canada, Mark is in his 5th season as Head Coach of the Bruins and also served for 2 years as Associate Executive Director of the PAC 8 Hockey Conference. Mark was also selected as the Head coach for the PAC 8 Selects All-Star Team in 2011 and 2013 respectively. He brings a wealth of experience to his position having served as an Assistant Coach with perennial national contender, University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds Men’s Hockey ( CIS 1999-2004), Head Coach, UNB Varsity Reds Women’s Hockey (2004-2007) and Head Coach, Fredericton High School “AAA” Men’s Hockey (1994-1996). Mark also has an extensive history as a Head Instructor for numerous Hockey Schools and Clinics, including the University of New Brunswick Hockey School, Rick Heinz Hockey & Goalie Schools, Los Angeles Kings Hockey Clinics and most recently he served as a Head Coach for the International Development Tournament (IDT) at the Okanagan Hockey School in Penticton, British Columbia.  Mark holds an MBA and MA (Sport & Rec Management) from the University of New Brunswick as well as a Diploma in University Teaching and a Certificate in Marketing (Social Media Marketing) from UCLA Extension.  Mark works as a Management Consultant for Business Development for BaAM Productions www.baamproductions.com (NHL Winter Classic, MLB All-Star Fanfest etc), and as a Sports Business Instructor at UCLA Anderson’s Center for Managing Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports (MEMES).

Career Coaching Highlights:

  • Head Coach, UCLA Bruins Hockey Club 2010 – Present
  • 2013 Crosstown Cup Champions (3-1 Series win over USC)
  • Assistant Coach, 2004 Canadian Inter-university Sport (CIS) Men’s Hockey National Silver Medal
  • Assistant Coach, 2003 Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Men’s hockey Champions
  • Assistant Coach, 2000 CIS Men’s Hockey National Silver Medal
  • Assistant Coach, 2000 Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Men’s Hockey Champions
  • Head Coach, University of New Brunswick Women’s Varsity Hockey Program 2004-2007
  • Head Coach, 1999 New Brunswick Provincial AAA Men’s High School Baseball Champions
  • Head Coach, 1996 New Brunswick Provincial AAA Men’s High School Hockey Champions
  • Head Coach, 1995 New Brunswick High School AAA Hockey West Champions