Mark Downs enters his 3rd season as Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams at Miami University
Hamilton. He led the Men’s team to the ORCC title during the 2011 season and also guided the Women’s squad to a
2nd place finish during his first season.
Coach Downs has been involved in tennis for the past 27 years in Hamilton, Ohio. He served as the Men’s Tennis
coach at Hamilton High School from 2000-2009. He also coached the Women’s Tennis team at Big Blue in 2004.
In addition to coaching, Mark has been teaching Mathematics for the past 29 years at Hamilton High School after
starting his career at Madison Central High School in Richmond, Kentucky in 1982. Coach Downs also works as an
Adjunct Mathematics Instructor at Miami University Hamilton, a position he’s held since 2008 to 2010.
Mark graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He later
attended Miami University and graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics in 1990.
Mark has been married to Kathy, also a Miami Alum, for 30 years. they have three children; Jessica 25, John 24, and Sam 22 and one grandchild, Ben 3.