About the Director

Mark Newlen_Portrait

Mark was recently chosen as one of only ten Sports Ethics Fellows by the Institute for International Sports, for his devotion and commitment to young people and his services to the international sports community.  As a college player Mark made the Atlantic Coast Conference All Academic Team and played on the University of Virginia’s ACC Tournament Championship team.  He has directed over 125 camps and clinics and taught over 10,000 young people the game of basketball and tennis the past 20 years.

Mark is qualified to teach the characteristics of a champion on & off the court.

  • International camp director and clinician – England, China, Ireland, Poland, and Singapore
  • Made the Atlantic Coast Conference All Academic Team and played on the University of Virginia’s only ACC Tournament Championship Team
  • Chosen to coach at the World Scholar Athlete Games the summer of 1997, 2001, 2006, and 2011 with participants from over 160 countries
  • Has successfully coached high school and college basketball for 12 years, and boys and girls tennis teams for 22 years
  • Played professional basketball in England averaging 32 points per game and 92.5% from the free throw line
  • Currently teaching and coaching at the Collegiate School, Richmond VA
  • Voted Prep League Coach of the year
  • Certified United States Professional Tennis Teaching professional and has taught individual and group lessons for 20 years
  • Inducted into the Robert E. Lee High School Hall of Fame in 2011, Staunton, VA
  • University of Virginia Awards and Honors
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Winner — Given to one male and one female student for service to the University.
  • Raven Award Recipient
  • High School – All State: Chosen Virginia Player of the Year
  • Chosen for the prestigious Dixie Dozen Team — one player chosen from each of 12 southern states

 Exceptional, dedicated, and experienced coaches, teachers and players will do everything possible to provide the absolute best experience for each child.