Mark Kotsay is one of the most successful baseball players to come out of the Cal State Fullerton Titans baseball program. He played for the Titans from 1993 to 1996, during which time he earned numerous accolades and helped lead the team to its first College World Series championship in 1995.
During his time at Cal State Fullerton, Kotsay was a standout player, earning All-American honors in each of his four seasons. He was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1995 College World Series, where he hit .563 with a home run and six RBIs to lead the Titans to their first championship.
After his successful college career, Kotsay was drafted by the Florida Marlins with the ninth overall pick in the 1996 MLB Draft. He went on to play 17 seasons in the major leagues, for the Marlins, Padres, Athletics, Braves, Brewers, and Padres again, retiring after the 2013 season.
Kotsay was known for his solid all-around play, including his strong defense and ability to hit for average and power. He was also a two-time Gold Glove award winner and made the All-Star team in 2001.