|Born||April 20, 1949|
|Died||September 12, 2020 (aged 71)|
|Alma mater||Southern Illinois University|
Mark Ryan Newman (April 20, 1949 – September 12, 2020) was an American professional baseball executive. He served as the senior vice president of baseball operations for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball and spent 26 years in high-level player development and player personnel posts with their organization. He first joined the Yankees in 1989 after 18 years as a college baseball pitching and head coach.
Newman was born in 1949. After graduating from high school in Wheeling, Illinois, Newman attended Southern Illinois University, where he played college baseball as a pitcher and second baseman for the Southern Illinois Salukis. He then embarked on his coaching career, first as pitching coach at Southern Illinois from 1972 through 1980, then as head baseball coach at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1981–89. In nine seasons at ODU, Newman's teams compiled a win–loss record of 321–167–3, won one league championship, and advanced to four conference finals and two NCAA baseball regionals. He was named Coach of the Year in the Sun Belt Conference and in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1985 and 1987.
After the 1989 college season, Newman was appointed the Yankees' coordinator of minor league instruction, serving in that role through 1996 before his promotion to vice president, player development and scouting. During Newman's first decade with the Yankees, the team's farm system produced the core of its Joe Torre-era dynasty that won four world championships in five seasons: Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte, and others. He was promoted in 2000 to senior vice president of baseball operations. In 2010, Minor League Baseball selected him as the winner of the Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award, which honors individuals for their distinguished service in player development.
On September 12, 2020, the New York Post announced that Newman died. A person familiar with the situation said Newman died in his sleep.