David Stark joined the University of Pittsburgh baseball program as the Director of Baseball Operations in August of 2018.
Stark previously worked with head coach Mike Bell at Florida State, where he served as the clubhouse manager and equipment coordinator for the national powerhouse Seminole baseball program.
“I am privileged to join Coach Bell, his already dynamic staff and the Pitt baseball family,” Stark said. “Coach Bell is a passionate leader and coach and has an exciting vision for the future of Pitt baseball. It is certainly an exciting time for the program and I am thrilled to be a part of it. Hail to Pitt!”
During the 2015 season, Stark served a vital role in the Florida State baseball operations system, coordinating transportation, executing team and recruiting meals, maintaining the team’s equipment inventory and assisting the coaching staff and administration within the program.
“We are extremely excited and fortunate to welcome David to the Pitt Panthers family,” said Bell. “He will be starting a new position here in order to create the best student-athlete experience for our players. He will handle a lot of internal day-to-day operations and provide first-class arrangements for our student-athletes. I am very thankful for our administration for allowing us to expand these roles to help enhance our student-athletes’ experience.”
In addition to his experience with the Seminoles, Stark has also worked as an event manager for Sentry Event Services, providing support to the Tampa Bay Rays operations staff, as well as the Tampa Sports Authority within Raymond James Stadium.
Stark earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Florida State in 2011 and moved on to obtain a master’s in sport management in 2013. He and his wife, Kellyn, reside in Wexford.