A native of Kill, County Kildare, Ireland, Mark graduated from Memphis in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in finance.Mark is delighted to be bringing all his knowledge and expertise back to Ireland with the set up of his own business ALL SPORTS RECRUITMENT
- Married to Molly Finnegan and the father of two sons., Kellum & Rory
- Irelands first ever recruiting company
- Over 15 years of college athletic experience
- 10 plus year of coaching of college tennis
- Auburn University, North Florida University, University of Memphis, Georgia Southern University
- Former Irish national Junior Champion
- Former college coach of current Professional players Lasse Muscheites, Joe Salisbury, David O’Hare Julian Bradley & Jack Findel Hawkins
- 4 Conference championships as a college coach
- 2 time regional assistant coach of the year and Conference coach of the year
- UTR Expert
Mark Finnegan enters his second year with All Sports Recruitment (ASR). ASR, in it’s first year, managed to place athletes on the male and female side of college tennis. ASR, also, helped two transfer-athletes obtain new and better fitting universities in the USA. All Sports Recruitment successfully helped Irish athletes find the right university in the British university athletics, BUCS league .
On top of consulting athletes, regarding university scholarship opportunities, Mark has placed recent university graduates in sports jobs with one of the largest sports management companies in the world.
Before establishing All Sports Recruitment Mark spent his final year as a college coach at Auburn University. Mark came to Auburn from the University of North Florida, where he was head coach of the men’s program for the past four seasons (2014-17), posting a 56-36 record while winning the Atlantic Sun tournament or regular season title three of his four seasons and garnering the highest ITA team rankings in the program’s history.
Before his time at North Florida, Mark spent five years at Memphis, helping them become one of the Top 20 teams in the nation. He was an assistant coach at Memphis for his first four years (2009-12) before being elevated to associate head coach prior to the 2013 season. Twice part of the C-USA coaching staff of the year, Mark was named ITA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and also received votes for ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013.
In 2012, Memphis earned its first NCAA team bid, and in 2013, the Tigers advanced to the NCAA Round of 16.
Mark also assisted with the Memphis women’s tennis team, helping the Tigers gain their first NCAA appearance in 2013 as well as a program-high ranking of No. 22 in 2013. Mark Also upon graduation from The University of Memphis coached the women’s team at Memphis for one year in 2006-07
Mark played Division I tennis at both Georgia Southern and Memphis. While at Georgia Southern, he was named the 2002 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, all-conference and the team’s MVP. Before leaving to go on his own scholarship to the states, he represented Ireland as a Junior Olympian.