Mark Calvi

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Mark P. Calvi

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 185 lb.

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Mark Calvi has been a college coach, minor league catcher and scout.

Calvi signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Mariners after finishing college. He backed up Chris Widger at catcher with the 1992 Bellingham Mariners, going 8 for 52 (all singles) with 6 walks in 26 games. He also pitched to five batters, allowing two hits and one walk while fanning two. He would later be a Mariners scout.

Calvi was pitching coach at Florida International University from 1994-2004. Twice, his team led NCAA Division I in ERA. Among those he produced were Josh Banks, Willie Collazo, Evan Thomas, Steven Kent and Mark Worrell. He was pitching coach for the University of South Carolina from 2005-2010, helping the school win the 2010 College World Series.

After the 2010 season, he was hired as associate head coach and "coach-in-waiting" at the University of South Alabama. After legendary Steve Kittrell retired following the 2011 season, Calvi got the head job.

Primary Source: South Carolina bio