By: Andrew Webster
Mark Jebbia is a Maranatha High School alumni. He played baseball and football, but most impacted Maranatha’s baseball program’s winning mentality. Jebbia was a part of a few great teams that included Dylan Covey and Cory Popham (current varsity assistant head coach). According to www.leopardathletics.com, while in high school he lettered all four years, was first team all Olympic league, second team all-CIF, and was also a scholar athlete. He then took his talents to Santa Barbara City College, where he impressed other colleges and achieved all-conference honorable mention. He finished off his fantastic baseball career at the university of La Verne, where he won 2014 first team all SCIAC.
This year Mark Jebbia became Coach Mark Jebbia. His transition from player to coach has been as smooth as can be. His dad Tim Jebbia has been coaching the Minuteman for many years now and has inspired the hearts of many athletes. Coach Mark has a hard path to follow, but he has handled the pressure fantastically. He has pushed the junior varsity team harder then ever before. His repertoire of baseball knowledge and strict attitude are the qualities of a great coach. Jebbia has also inspired and mentored me to become the best student athlete I can be. With two big wins to start the year, only great things are in store for the rest of the season.