Marcus Pointer was a three -year letter winner at Junipero Serra HS in San Mateo, graduating in 2007. Later, he attended Skyline Junior College and continued his achievements by winning 21 games in two seasons while achieving 1st team all-conference unanimous pitcher-of-the Year in 2009, and first-team All American at the Junior College ranks. Pointer then went on to play at the University of Pacific for two seasons. After playing for one year in the independent Pecos League he got into coaching.
Pointer has coached two seasons with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska Baseball League. In 2017, Pointer performed as an assistant coach at Canada Junior College, and in the summer, was the pitching coach of the Orange County Riptide and helped win a Championship. He also instructed several all-league pitchers and top prospects. Pointer currently coaches at Canada Junior College in Redwood City, California.