Mark Putnam

Mark Putnam

Mark Putnam

Athletic Performance Coach


  • Juris Doctor
    Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science
    Indiana State University


  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Special Interests

  • Sports performance
  • Athletic enhancement
  • Young athlete development

Mark, originally from Robinson, IL, has lived in Decatur and Mt. Zion since 2000. He has been involved in sports and fitness as long as he can remember. He participated in basketball, football, cross country, and track in high school. He was particularly influenced by his track coach who helped a scrawny, under-talented kid realize that hard work could help compensate for a lack of raw talent.

Following high school, Mark was a member of the cross country and track teams at Eastern Illinois University. While pursuing his law degree, he was an assistant track coach at Southern Illinois University.

Before joining DOC, Mark owned and coached at CrossFit MTZ for 8 years. His focus at CrossFit MTZ was helping anyone and everyone discover how to be more fit than they imagine they could be as well as how that fitness can have a significant positive influence in all areas of life. As the father of a boy that loves any sport involving a ball, Mark’s professional interests have evolved into helping young athletes build their athletic foundation.


  • BabyTalk, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Millikin Decatur Executive Association, Member of the Board, Program Co-
  • Soyland Access for Independent Living, Member of the Board
  • American Heart Association, Heart Gala Executive Committee Member
  • Decatur Leadership Institute, Graduate
  • Decatur Memorial Hospital Foundation, Now and Tomorrow Council