Bialkoski named DBO at George Mason

George Mason University men’s basketball head coach Tony Skinn announced that Mark Bialkoski will join his staff as director of basketball operations.
Bialkoski brings more than 15 years of collegiate basketball coaching and administrative experience to Fairfax. In addition to his robust resume as a director of operations, Bialkoski most recently served as an assistant coach at East Tennessee State from 2021-23.
“When I began my search for an operations director, I had so many people reach out on Mark’s behalf,” Skinn said. “He is an intelligent basketball mind with a good feel for so many aspects of how to run a program. I wanted more than just an operations director, and he brings valuable coaching experience to our staff in addition to his capability as a high level DOBO.”
Prior to his time at ETSU, Bialkoski spent six seasons at the University of Maryland, including the last three as the Terrapins’ director of basketball operations. Prior to being elevated in 2018, Bialkoski was the team’s video coordinator from 2015-18. 
“My family and I are thrilled to be back in the DMV and I am honored to be a part of Coach Skinn’s staff,” Bialkoski said. “George Mason is a special university with a culture of excellence that I’m excited to build upon. I’d like to thank Coach Skinn for the opportunity to be a part of his vision for the future of George Mason Basketball.”
During his six-year tenure at Maryland, Bialkoski was a part of a Terrapins program which compiled an impressive 134-63 record (.680), while making four NCAA Tournament appearances. The Terps would’ve qualified for a fifth in 2020 after winning the Big Ten Championship and entering March ranked 12th in the final AP Top 25 Poll.
In Bialkoski’s first season in College Park, Maryland reached the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003 and finished No. 12 nationally after winning 27 games – the fourth-most in program history. 
Prior to his run at Maryland, Bialkoski spent six seasons (2009-15) with the Charlotte men’s basketball program. Bialkoski was the 49ers’ director of basketball operations from 2012-15 after starting as a program assistant/graduate manager from 2009-12. 
In his three seasons on the staff, the 49ers captured the Great Alaska Shootout and Puerto Rico Tip-Off titles and reached the Charleston Classic championship game. The 49ers defeated No. 10 Butler on the road as well in 2013. The 49ers won 52 games, including a 21-win season in 2013, marking the program’s first 20-win season since 2007-08. Charlotte made its first postseason tournament appearance since 2008 with an NIT appearance in 2013.
Bialkoski received his degree in exercise science from Georgia Southern in 2008. During his time with the Eagles, Bialkoski was the head manager of the men’s basketball program under head coach Jeff Price. The Eagles won the SoCon title during his tenure in 2006.

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