Mark Slessinger

Mark Slessinger (born May 2, 1974)

Current position: Associate head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Indiana State Sycamores (Head coach: Matthew Graves)
Current conference: Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
Teams coached: New Orleans Privateers
New Orleans record: 171-222 (.435)
Overall record^: 171-222 (.435)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2017)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • CIT/TBC Appearances:  2  (2019, 2022)
  • Southland Regular Season Champion:  1  (2017)
  • Southland Tournament Champion:  1  (2017)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Indiana State (assoc. HC)
2011-2024 New Orleans
2000-2011 Northwestern State (asst)
1998-2000 Northland Pioneer CC
1997-1998 Northland Pioneer CC (asst)
1996-1997 Central Michigan (asst)
1995-1996 Aurora (asst)

Mark Slessinger Facts

  • Mark Edward Slessinger
  • Born May 2, 1974
  • Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Aurora University (BS, 1995)
  • Played at Ellettsville HS (IN) before going on to play at D-III Aurora University (IL)
  • Started his coaching career in 1995 as an assistant for James Lancaster at his alma mater
  • Spent one year as an assistant to Leonard Drake at Central Michigan before moving out West to work at Northland Pioneer CC in Show Low, AZ
    • Took over as head coach at Northland Pioneer in 1998, going 36-25 over two seasons
    • Had 8 players move up to the Division I level after playing at Northland Pioneer
  • Was an assistant coach at D-I Northwestern State for eleven seasons, working under head coach Mike McConathy
  • Took over as head coach at New Orleans, then a D-I Independent, in 2011; the program moved to the Southland Conference two years later (2013)
    • Won the Southland regular season and Tournament titles in 2017, earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament
    • Went 171-222 over eleven seasons at the helm, but was just 22-43 over his last two (2022-23 and 2023-24)
  • Resigned for UNO in April 2024 and returned to his home state to be Matthew Graves‘ associate head coach at Indiana State

Mark Slessinger Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only