Meet the Coyote Basketball Coach

Mark Osina
Head Men's Basketball Coach

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coach osina 2016Through the 2017-18 season, Mark Osina’s teams have compiled an overall record of 404-266 at Weatherford College.
Osina has earned the Conference Coach of the Year Award four times and was a finalist for National Coach of the Year in 1999.
Under his direction, the Coyotes have earned 11 regional tournament appearances, five conference championships, one regional championship, one national tournament berth, one NJCAA Final Four appearance and two National Scoring Titles. Seven All-America selections and five Academic All-Americans have played for the WC coach.
Osina began coaching at WC in 1991, initially as assistant coach under Bob McKinley, eventually moving to head men’s coach, where he remained from 1995 to 2008.
He left Weatherford in 2008 to take an assistant coaching job at Mercer University, an NCAA Division I program in Macon, Georgia. He later returned to Parker County to take the position of athletic director for the Millsap ISD. He returned to WC as head men’s basketball coach in 2013.
Osina began his playing career at Pasadena High School, where he earned All-District honors as both a junior and senior under Bob McKinley. He then attended Houston Baptist University on a basketball scholarship, also under McKinley, and was a four-year starter at forward.
He spent 11 years in the high school coaching ranks, with stints at Leander, Waller, Killeen Ellison and South Houston high schools before coming to WC.
Mark and his wife, Liz, are the proud parents of two daughters, Lacey and Emily. Emily, a former Lady Coyote basketball player, also worked as an assistant women's basketball coach for Weatherford College in 2015. In December of 1998, the Osina’s 17-year-old daughter, Lacey, and three of her friends, Staci Lee, Mandi McWhorter, and Whitney Welch were killed in a fatal car accident. Scholarship funds at WC and the Brock ISD have been established in the girls’ honor.