Prior to NOVA, he served as the head baseball coach at George Washington University, an NCAA Division I program in Washington, D.C., for eight seasons (2005-2012).
In the classroom, four of his student-athletes earned a cumlative GPA better than a 3.5, which includes two 4.0's.
Before being named head coach at GW, Mrowka served as the head baseball coach at Georgia College & State University for 11 seasons (1994-2004) and guided the Bobcats to the NCAA Division II tournament five times (1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002). He also earned multiple Coach of the Year accolades and his teams were consistently ranked nationally. In addition to his role as head coach, Mrowka served as an athletic administrator at GC & SU.
Through 19 years as a head coach, Mrowka’s collegiate baseball coaching record is a combined 609-476-3. He picked up his 600th career victory on April 3, 2012. He also coached GW to a victory in the first game ever played at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Mrowka attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he was a varsity letterman in football, ice hockey and baseball. He transferred a year later to Polk State College in Winter Haven, Fla., where he earned an associate’s degree and was an all-state shortstop. Following Polk State, Mrowka enrolled at the University of North Carolina where he was a two-year starter in the Tar Heels’ infield and earned a bachelor's degree in physical education.
After playing in the renowned Cape Cod and Alaska Baseball Leagues, he was a ninth-round draft choice of the Boston Red Sox in 1985. Mrowka was in spring training with the Houston Astros when an elbow injury ended his playing career. Mrowka later spent two years at the University of Georgia where he earned a MEd in sport management.
Mrowka is the father of daughters Maggie, Caleigh and Lauren. Maggie is a freshman at Mary Washington, where she plays softball.