Head Women's Basketball Coach
- 1st Year as Head Women's Basketball Coach
- Hometown: Council Grove, KS
- High School: Council Grove High School
- College: Emporia State University
Coach James enters his first season with the DCCC women’s basketball program following two seasons as head women’s basketball coach at Allen Community College. While at Allen CC Coach James led the Red Devils to their first home playoff game in nearly a decade while finishing fourth in the eastern portion of the region. In his two season James had three all-conference players as well as ten academic all-conference selections including three academic all-Americans.
Prior to becoming head coach at Allen CC Coach James spent six seasons as an assistant coach. One with Pittsburg State University and the five previous to that at Independence Community College which included a conference championship and three trips to the region XI semi-finals.
Coach James has coached a total of 16 all-conference selections, 12 all-region selections and two conference freshmen of the year. He has also had 22 former student/athletes continue their playing careers at Division 1 & 2 institutions including the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri, Oklahoma State University, Wichita State University, San Jose State University, McNeese State University, Texas Southern University, among others.
James is a graduate of Emporia State University in Emporia, KS where he earned his Master’s of Science degree in Physical Education and his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sociology. He also graduated from Council Grove High School in Council Grove, KS.
Mark is married to Leah and they have a daughter Bailey (17).