Marple, a California native, began his coaching career at Cuesta College in 1979. He was an assistant coach at Templeton
high school for ten years and most recently coached baseball for the North County Indians,
a semi-professional baseball team, from 2012 to 2014. Prior to a 26 year career with the
California Highway Patrol, where he served Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Templeton, Marple’s
baseball career began as a player for Huenemee High School where he was named to 1st team
All-CIF as a senior in 1971. Later that year, he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles, but
chose to attend Cal Poly on a baseball scholarship instead. Marple currently resides in Paso
Robles, CA, with his wife, Susan, of twenty-seven years. They have two sons and two daughters.
Both sons played collegiate baseball and one went on to play in the Phillies Organization
for 6 years in the minor league system.