|THE MOREFIELD FILE|
|Born||April 11, 1976
|2003-Present||Baylor, assistant coach|
|1998-2003||Valparaiso, assistant coach|
||Athletics In Action|
|1997-98||Michigan City (Ind.) HS
|1996-97||NCAA, first round (Valparaiso)|
|1997-98||NCAA, Sweet 16 (Valparaiso)
|1998-99||NCAA, first round (Valparaiso)
|1999-2000||NCAA, first round (Valparaiso)|
|2001-02||NCAA, first round (Valparaiso)|
|2002-03||NIT, first round (Valparaiso)|
|2007-08||NCAA, first round (Baylor)|
|2008-09||NIT, finals (Baylor)
|2009-10||NCAA, Elite Eight (Baylor)
Mark Morefield's association with Scott Drew dates back 17 years, including the last seven seasons at Baylor. Morefield is in his eighth season serving as the Bears' recruiting coordinator and assistant coach, and his duties include handling the offense, supervising individual workouts and scouting.
Baylor made history once again during the 2009-10 season, winning a school-record 28 games and tying for second in the Big 12 Conference standings with an 11-5 record. The Bears, which earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA South Region, won their first NCAA tournament game in 60 years, advancing to the Elite Eight for the first time in the modern tournament era. BU finished the 2009-10 season ranked No. 10 in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll and No. 19 in the final AP Top 25 Poll.
The Bears became a national media staple during the 2008-09 season as the program set several new school records. Baylor posted back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in school history, while advancing to its first Big 12 Championship title game, only to fall to Missouri. During its improbable postseason run, Baylor became the first No. 9 seed to advance to the Big 12 Championship title game.
Baylor's 2008-09 squad did something the 2007-08 Bears were unable to accomplish -- win a postseason game. The Bears advanced to the NIT championship game with a semifinal win over San Diego State at Madison Square Garden before falling to Penn State in the title game. BU played a school-record 39 games, including a school-record 34 on television. Nineteen of those 34 games were televised nationally -- 18 on the ESPN family of networks. Prior to the 2008-09 season, Baylor had played just 14 games on the ESPN family of networks in the previous 11 seasons.
In 2007-08, Morefield and the Bears rose to national prominence when Baylor made its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1988. The Bears finished with a 21-11 overall record after a first-round loss to 18th-ranked Purdue, marking the fourth 20-win season in school history.
A proven recruiter, Morefield has twice been named one of the nation's top 25 recruiters by Rivals.com, in 2005, 2006 and 2010 (top 10). Morefield has contributed to the signing of six top 20 national recruiting classes over the past 10 years, two at Valparaiso and four at Baylor (No. 17 in 2009, No. 17 in 2006, No. 11 in 2005 and No. 10 in 2004 at Baylor; No. 6 in 2001 and No. 13 in 1999 at Valparaiso).
PRIOR TO BAYLOR
A product of the Valparaiso basketball program, Morefield spent 2002-03 as an assistant during Drew's one season as Valpo's head coach. The previous four seasons, the two were fellow assistants on the Valparaiso staff of Homer Drew, Scott's father. Morefield logged a total of nine seasons with Valparaiso basketball, the last five as an assistant coach. In those five years, Valpo went to three NCAA Tournaments and one NIT.
Morefield served as Valpo's administrative assistant coach in 1998-99 and as a student assistant during the 1996-97 and 1997-98 campaigns after working as a team manager as a freshman and sophomore. He was part of the staff that guided Valpo to Mid-Continent Conference regular season championships and tournament championships in 1998-99 and 2001-02, as well as regular season titles in 2000-01 and 2002-03 and a tournament title in 2000.
In the summer of 1999, Morefield was an assistant coach for an Athletes In Action team that toured Poland and Croatia. Morefield was also an assistant coach for an AIA team that played on the Ivory Coast of Africa in 2001. Players on those AIA teams included Milo Stovall of Valpo, Dan Dickau of Gonzaga, Ryan Sears of Creighton, Solomon Hughes of California, Billy Knight of UCLA, Reed Rawlings of Samford and Doc Martin of Alabama.
In addition to his duties at Valpo in 1997-98, Morefield served as freshman basketball coach and varsity assistant at Michigan City High School in Indiana. In the summers of 1996 and 1997 he worked basketball camps at Notre Dame and Michigan. Morefield also served as the director of the Valparaiso boys basketball camps.
Morefield graduated from Valparaiso in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in an individualized major with a course concentration in sports marketing. He was married to the former Danika Brock in September 2007.