Mark Bohling - one of the longest tenured members of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi athletic department - was named the program's first assistant athletic director for operations and facilities in August 2008.
Bohling has been a member of the Islander athletic department since August of 1999 when he was hired as the school's first athletic trainer. Prior to the 2004-05 academic year, Bohling - a native of Greenfield, Iowa, was named the director of athletic training. In that position, he was instrumental in gaining approval for TAMUCC's athletic training major and the recent national accreditation of the program by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). He was the athletic trainer for the men's basketball program from 1999-2007.
He came to the Island University from the University of Arkansas-Monticello, where he spent five years as the head athletic trainer. Aside from his duties as head athletic trainer for the Boll Weevils, Bohling also served as the compliance coordinator and assistant athletic director during his last three years in Monticello. While at UAM, Bohling served as the tournament medical director for the 1998 & 1999 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championships in Pine Bluff, Ark.
Bohling has been active in various athletic training professional associations. He currently serves as a member on the College/University Athletic Trainers Committee for the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association and as a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Bohling was also a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Public Relations Committee from 2002-2007.
Bohling earned a bachelor's degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training from Iowa State University in 1992 and a master's in human performance with an emphasis in sports administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1994. While in Hattiesburg, he provided primary medical coverage for the Southern Miss women's basketball and volleyball teams, while assisting with football. He served as the host athletic trainer for games at USM in the East Regional of the 1994 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball tournament when the Lady Eagles advanced to the Sweet 16.