Nicholas Mahrt begins his third season as an assistant baseball coach at Washington University after attending law school and holding multiple coaching positions in Denver, Colo. Mahrt serves as the infield and catching coach for the Bears and is also the team's recruiting coordinator.
He helped the Kent Denver Sun Devils of Englewood, Colo., to back-to-back regional championships (2009 and 2010) and a 2010 final four appearance in the Colorado 3A high school state baseball tournament. Mahrt also led the Mountain Vista High School summer “B” team of Highlands Ranch, Colorado to the 2009 tournament championship, the first championship in school history.
Prior to coaching in Colorado, Mahrt coached baseball and football at the Potomac School in McLean, Va., and with Headfirst’s 17U traveling baseball team.
In addition to being a WU baseball assistant, Mahrt is finishing his master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University and his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Mahrt attended Stanford University from 1993-97, earning a bachelor of arts degree in political science, and is an alumnus of the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, where he played baseball and soccer.
Outside of the baseball realm, Mahrt has had numerous articles published and his research has appeared in several prominent publications. As a reporter for Inside EPA, a Washington, DC-based environmental policy publication, he authored more than 500 news items on congressional and agency lawmaking, plus coverage of the 2000 United Nations climate talks. Further, his work has appeared in Fortune Magazine and International Commodities Review. He currently researches cases for inclusion in the Wigmore on Evidence law treatise.
In the mid-2000s, Mahrt opened and operated his own communications consultancy before closing shop to attend law school. He intends to open a boutique law firm in St. Louis.
The son of Russell and Meryle, Mahrt hails from the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. His father lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., while his mother still lives in the same house he grew up in. His nephews, Zachary, Zaden, and Xavier, also from Philadelphia, are budding baseball stars.
Mahrt and his wife, Kacey Cordes, a 2001 WUSTL alumna, reside in the Lafayette Square neighborhood of St. Louis.