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Mark Weidemaier...Holds a Master's Degree in Sports Management and Administration from The Ohio State University...Was an Assistant Baseball Coach with the Buckeyes and the Head Baseball Coach at Montreat-Anderson Junior College, as well as the field manager for the Waynesboro Generals in the Shenandoah Valley Summer College Baseball League...Played baseball and received his Bachelor's Degree in English and Journalism from Union University in Jackson, TN...Is a native of Columbus, OH...Graduated from and played baseball and basketball at Upper Arlington (OH) High School in 1973...Published a book "Infield Defense," and has produced an instructional video on "The Sequential Progression Of Infield Play"...Lives with his wife, author Tracy Crow (a former Marine Corps Officer), in Liberty, NC, with their four dogs: Molly, Cash, Fenway, and Hadley...Enters his second season as the Nationals Defensive Coordinator and Advance Coach...Handles defensive positioning, as well as preparing and implementing advance scouting reports for each series...Is responsible for organizing Spring Training workouts and coordinating Major League camp for the Nationals...Is in his 35th year of professional baseball...Joined the Nationals after three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a special assistant to the general manager and their Major League advance scout, who also served as a uniformed coach and coordinator for Diamondbacks Spring Training...First teamed up with Matt Williams in 2011, the Diamondbacks NL West Championship season... Enjoyed 12-year tenure (1999-2010) with the Los Angeles Dodgers, serving as a special assistant to the GM, and as the Dodgers' advance scout under Jim Tracy and Joe Torre during three NL West titles: 2004, 2008, 2009, and one Wild Card in 2006...Was the White Sox advance scout from 1996-98...Is bi-lingual...Enjoyed 28 years in Latin America having scouted or coached Winter Ball from 1985-2013 in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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