University of Valley Forge Names Laird Assistant

The University of Valley Forge Athletic Department is pleased to announce the addition of Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach, Mark Laird. Coach Laird will also be serving as Campus Director for UVF.

Coach Laird graduated from UVF in 2000, and was a captain for the Men’s Basketball Team for two seasons. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in Communication from Hawai’i Pacific University. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Patriots. His coaching career started in 2001 as an assistant at a high school in Phoenix, AZ for three years. Since 2004, Laird has been an assistant men’s basketball coach at numerous universities. He was also the head coach at Bethany University for one season. More recently, Laird was an assistant at Texas A&M International University, a NCAA Division II Member. He is experienced in all facets of coaching including: recruiting, scouting, game planning, on-court coaching, and player development. Coach Laird is also very passionate about discipleship and helping young men grow emotionally, spiritually, physically, and academically. He is a great addition to our Men’s Basketball program and the University!

“I am very excited to be back at Valley Forge,” Laird commented. “I am looking forward to working with Coach Mack and being a part of the UVF basketball family again!”

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