Jack Marder is a Hard-Working All-Star
Jack Marder brings a competitive spirit to baseball. Once, he played on a club travel team that defeated opponents such as Ruth-Gehrig Yankees.
Marder has served as an assistant coach at Oregon and in the Seattle Mariners organization, and currently he is part of Mark Wasikowski’s coaching staff at Purdue.
Early Life and Education
Jack and Irene Marder of Lawrenceville married just two months before Pearl Harbor was bombed, in 1941. Today they share 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren while living together at Garden Plaza senior living community in Gwinnett County.
At Oregon, he batted.232 with seven home runs and 52 RBI. He was selected in the 16th round of 2011 draft by Seattle, and spent four seasons in their minor league system before signing his free agent contract in February of 2013.
Now he is back with Oregon as hitting coach and recruiting coordinator under Mark Wasikowski, working closely with both catchers and pitchers. Prior to coming back home he worked as an assistant coach with Stanford Cardinal and Keiser Seahawks before serving as graduate assistant at Oregon in 2015-16.
Marder can usually out-hit, out-field and out-run most of his opponents regardless of which league he finds himself playing in due to his dedication in all three aspects of the game. As an alumni from Newbury Park High, his work ethic can be seen across three aspects of game play.
Marder was an integral member of the Panthers baseball team who helped win two Marmonte League championships and reach three CIF-Southern Section playoff appearances before being sidelined due to a series of concussions that eventually put an end to his baseball career.
After his playing career concluded, Calabasas native Matt Barlow joined Oregon head coach Mark Wasikowski’s coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach from 2015 and 2016. In that timeframe he assisted both Oregon hitters and catchers. Furthermore, Barlow served as coach of Falmouth Commodores of Cape Cod League during summers 2014 and 2015.
Achievement and Honors
Marder has an impressive background in college baseball. As a catcher and infielder at Oregon, as well as competing as an amateur for Seattle Mariners. Now working as an assistant coach at Oregon, coaching hitters and supporting catchers.
Marder led Oregon to secure the nation’s No. 5 recruiting class during his inaugural year at Oregon, while also helping their offense rewrite program records and place among Pac-12 top five in several hitting categories this year.
Marder previously held positions with Keiser University where he oversaw recruitment operations. Additionally, he served as volunteer assistant coach of Purdue’s baseball team as well as serving as an advisor. Marder has earned various accolades for his efforts including Real to Reel Survive and Rise award and College Baseball Coach of the Year awards.
Oregon Alum and Undergraduate Assistant Mark Wasikowski has served as hitting coach and worked closely with Duck Catchers under him since 2015. Additionally, he also serves as recruiting Coordinator.
He hopes to return to catching this season after healing a broken thumb, though his playing time remains uncertain. A 6-foot, 185-pound California native who can play first base and right field, too.
Marder has been reading comics since he was young. Raised during an era of anti-comics hysteria, but finding his way to underground and DC comics. Since then he has worked at various comic book publishers and distributors, developing an expansive network of friends within the industry while understanding creator concerns.
Marder is accused of orchestrating a scheme to defraud Medicare and Tricare, the federal health care program for active duty military personnel. Government attorneys allege that Marder charged both programs millions for biopsies and radiation treatments that were either unnecessary or improperly performed by his physician assistants, often while Marder was away. These assistants would perform procedures on patients while Marder himself was overseas.
Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitsky, the husband-and-wife comedy duo behind Fox’s The Mick and FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia respectively, have secured a pilot order from CBS for a family comedy entitled “The Little Things.” The show will focus on funny coping mechanisms parents employ when facing more challenging parenting issues; Segura and Pazsitsky will star, write, executive produce as they have done previously on these shows.