Mark Newman (born 1949) is a retired American professional baseball executive. He served as the senior vice president, baseball operations, of the New York Yankees for 13 seasons, 2002–14, and first joined the Yankees in 1989 after 18 years as a college baseball pitching and head coach.
After graduating from high school in Wheeling, Illinois, Newman attended Southern Illinois University, where he played varsity baseball as a pitcher and second baseman. He then embarked on his coaching career, first as pitching coach at Southern Illinois from 1972–80, then as head baseball coach at Old Dominion University from 1981–89. In nine seasons at ODU, Newman's teams compiled a record of 321–167 (with three ties), won one league championship, and advanced to four conference finals and two NCAA baseball regionals. He was named Coach of the Year in the Sun Belt Conference and in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1985 and 1987.
After the 1989 college season, Newman was appointed the Yankees' coordinator of minor league instruction, serving in that role through 1996 before his promotion to vice president, player development and scouting. During Newman's first decade with the Yankees, the team's farm system produced the core of its Joe Torre-era dynasty that won four world championships in five seasons: Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte and others. In 2000, Newman was promoted to vice president, baseball operations, of the Yankees and then was named a senior vice president in 2002.
Newman holds a law degree from Southern Illinois University.
- Biography from 2007 Michigan speaking appearance Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine
- Baseball America 2002 Annual Directory, page 73
- New York Times, 20140-09-15
- New York Daily News, 2014-09-12
- New York Post, 2014-09-12
- Wheeling (IL) High School Athletics Hall of Fame
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- Baseball America Executive Database
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