Mark Stori started working with the Gauchos during the 2016-2017 season, where he began as a voluntary assistant coach alongside Ellie Monobe. During his first season, Stori was working predominantly with the stroke/mid distance group, which produced three team records and four conference champions. During the 2017-2018 season Stori began working primarily with the distance group while helping with the stroke/mid distance groups, which produced eight team records and three conference champions. Previously, Stori coached age group swimmers with the Santa Barbara Swim Club.
As a student-athlete Stori was a four-year member of the University of Iowa Swim team, where he was team captain during his senior year. He graduated with a BBA in Accounting. He achieved All Big Ten Academic honors and swam at the national level in the IM/Back/Breast and made Olympic Trial cuts in the 200 Back.