Mark Slessinger

Mark Slessinger (born May 2, 1974)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: New Orleans Privateers
Current conference: Southland Conference
New Orleans record: 161-199 (.447)
Overall record^: 161-199 (.447)

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)
  • TBC/CIT Appearances:  2  (2019, 2022)
  • Southland Regular Season Champion:  1  (2017)
  • Southland Tournament Champion:  1  (2017)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-present 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 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 the head coach at New Orleans – then a D-I Independent – in 2011; the program moved to the Southland Conference two years later in 2013
  • Along with his wife, Toni, has two children

Mark Slessinger Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


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