Mark Ruiz begins his first season as an assistant on the Fairmont State coaching staff in charge of infield operations for the Falcons. Ruiz, who brings vast experience and knowledge to the dugout, spent last season as the infield coach at San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, Calif) that captured the 2011 California Junior College State Championship.
Originally from Manteca, Calif., Ruiz started his collegiate baseball playing career at SJ Delta College before transferring to Alderson Broaddus College for his final two years of eligibility. As a Battler, he was an All-WVIAC second baseman and shortstop and helped A-B to a record of 56-23. He had a career batting average of .410 and an on-base percentage of .535. He stole 20 bases as a senior.
He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.