Mark Leinweaver has spent 20 years working in sports as a baseball agent, media relations director, TV and radio broadcaster, author, television writer & producer and coaching convention director.
He is a frequent speaker at high schools nationwide, defining the fundamental elements of PERFECT PLAYCEMENT, and as a volunteer lecturer at the University of Southern California, UCLA, Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount on the topic of “How To Get A Job In Sports”.
As an MLB agent, his daily responsibilities include managing a myriad of off-field services for Major & Minor League clients and their families, salary arbitration preparation and contract negotiation.
Mark was the television play-by-play announcer for MLB Network's National Youth Baseball Championship, weekend host of the MLB.com show "Full Count" on Yahoo Sports and radio play-by-play broadcaster for the New York Yankees Double-A affliate.
His book, Minor Moments, Major Memories, debuted in bookstores nationwide in 2005 and a dramatic television series inspired by the book was sold to Sony Pictures Television.
Originally from Westchester County, New York, Mark played baseball at non-scholarship Division II Stonehill College in Massachusetts, where he was team captain his senior year. Appreciating what his college experience afforded him, Mark created PERFECT PLAYCEMENT as a "labor of love passion project" to truly assist student-athletes & families navigate through a challenging and often overwhelming decision-making process.
Mark Cooke has spent the past decade coaching baseball and mentoring student-athletes at the high school and college level, most recently as top assistant coach for Johnson & Wales University in Providence. During his six years at Bishop Feehan High in Massachusetts, his teams won 3 EAC Championships and were consistently ranked among the best in the state.
Cooke is Executive Director of the Firecracker Baseball Tournaments and Showcase events, a premier but low cost option for student-athletes to be challenged against regional competition and exposed to college coaches. Mark played collegiately at non-scholarship Division III Salve Regina University in Rhode Island and was a member of its 2001 NCAA Tournament team.