Mark Graham

12N White Head Coach & 16N White Head Coach


Quick facts

  • Qualified two teams for 2022 USAV Nationals (EXCEL 13N Blue & 15N White)
  • Qualified Excel 14N White for GJNC in USA in 2023
  • 14 Years of coaching experience and competitive play
  • Sixth season with EXCEL
  • Experience playing Middle, OH, RH & Setter
  • JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach for Coram Deo Academy


Mark has been with Excel since 2018.  Most recently in 2022, Mark qualified his teams, EXCEL 15N White & 13N Blue, for USAV GJNCs.  Prior to joining EXCEL, Mark coached for Lone Star and Knights volleyball clubs.  Mark has trained athletes of all ages and including Head Coaching throughout his coaching tenure. In 2018, Mark assisted 18 White and helped them qualify for Nationals
that year. Mark also is a JV Head coach and Varsity Assistant coach at Coram Deo Academy.

Prior to coaching, Mark played for a USAV Men’s team as a middle blocker and more recently a right-
side hitter and setter. Mark played and captained a volleyball team in the Richardson Corporate
Challenge for Hilton where they have medaled each year he has played on the team. Mark also played
competitive sand volleyball for many years.

Mark believes focusing on the fundamentals of the game are pivotal in creating lasting discipline.
Playing sports as a child builds character and confidence and prepares them for life as they learn to work
as part of a team. Mark hopes to foster an environment that encourages athletes to learn and develop
on and off the court.