Mark Bullock has substantial experience in athletics, originally playing football for the University of Montana, and then playing rugby for Davis City and Seattle Rugby clubs. Mark holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Stanford University. Mark transitioned to coaching high school football and basketball in 1974, followed by rugby beginning in 1986. During his coaching career, Mark coached several high school football and rugby teams, including seven championship-winning teams.
Mark’s national coaching career found him in several roles for the USA U19 teams, including their formation and management. He also held several coaching positions, including Head Coach from 1998-2002. During his tenure as a USA U19 coach, Mark’s 1998 and 2001 teams played in the Rugby World Cup. Mark has coached several players who went on to either win a Super Bowl Championship or competed in the Rugby World Cup.
Mark founded the Glendale Raptors Rugby Football Club in 2005 and was responsible for the development and plans for Infinity Park. As Director of Rugby for the City of Glendale, Mark oversees multiple men’s and women’s teams, including the 2015 Men’s Elite Pacific Rugby Premiership Champions as well as the 2014 and 2015 Women’s Premier League National Champions.
In addition to the professional Raptors team competing in Major League Rugby, Mark directs the various club and developmental teams in Glendale, who play as the Merlins. Additionally, Mark oversees the Raptors U23 Elite Academy, and Glendale Youth Rugby, which includes various clinics and camps hosted at Infinity Park and in local schools. Mark has acted as a key figure in the development of the nationally recognized rugby programs in Glendale, including coordination of the Raptors in the Community program.