Prior to taking the reins at Northampton, he also spent time as an assistant coach for the Richboro swim team, controlling the practice schedule and workouts for the Richboro senior level swimmers.
Yankovich was a four-year member of the McDaniel College swim team, including being named captain during his junior and senior seasons. He swam mainly the breast stroke and individual medley events. Mark was a Centennial Conference scorer in those events. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2004 and Most Valuable Player in 2007.
He graduated from McDaniel in May 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education.
He currently holds a personal trainer certification (WITS) and certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR/PR/AED.