Coaches Profile – Mark Medrano

UNSW RAIDERS OFFENSIVE CO-ORDINATOR The UNSW Raiders are very pleased to announce that Mark Medrano will be the Offensive Co-Ordinator for both the Men’s and Colt’s teams for the 2018 season.

Mark grew up playing Pop Warner football at the age of 8, his father was his coach for the first 5 years and was his influence to be a coach later in life.  Football was Mark’s focus in High School, and, being a quarterback he learned that he enjoyed being a leader and leading by example.  He decided to go to a smaller Division 2 College to play QB at Sonoma State University in Northern California.

It was then that he changed to the position of running back and developed a deep relationship with the weight room! He graduated with a degree in physical education and later obtained a degree in radiology technology.  Mark “found” gridiron in Australia while watching the 1986 Superbowl in Noosa and his 3 month surfing vacation turned into 14 years living in Australia.

Coaching Philosophy: Lead By Example… FAMILY!!!!!

Coaching experience:

  • Fullerton Junior College – Fullerton California 1984-85
  • Lowell High School – La Habra California 1984
  • Immaculate High School – Danbury, Connecticut 2005-2011
  • Danbury High School – Danbury, Connecticut 2011-2015


  • UNSW Raiders 2017 to present
  • West Sydney Pirates 1994-1998
  • Ryde Spartans 1991
  • Hills District Eagles 1988-1990
  • Bondi Radiers 1986-1988
  • NSW State Team