Mark Goodwin

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Mark Goodwin
(Cross Country, 1969)
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One of the many cross country and track stars produced at Danbury High School, 1969 graduate Mark Goodwin’s accomplishments rank among the best in school history. In Cross Country he was a two time FCIAC Champion in 1967 and 1968 and a two-time All-State performer. His senior (1968) FCIAC season was undefeated, and he was also an All-New England selection. Mark’s accomplishments in Track have a similar ring to those in Cross Country; two-time All-State performer and a 1969 All-New England selection in the mile run. In the FCIAC he was both a one mile winner and a two mile winner. He held the outdoor school record for the one mile and two mile as well as the school indoor record in the two mile. After high school Mark attended Central Connecticut State College (now University) and ran for two and a half seasons for the Blue Devils before injuries ended his college track career. Mark’s fingerprints on track and cross country continued into his professional career. He has been a teacher, coach and athletic director at Bethel High School for the last 35 years. His coaching career at Bethel spanned 28 years and included awards as Connecticut Coach of the Year in both Cross Country and Track and Field. His cross country teams have won 13 WCC titles, two class titles, and one state Open title. He has coached numerous All-State athletes. He co-founded the O’Grady Relays at DHS, was a recipient of the Danbury Old Timer’s Association Award in 2009, and he has been Athletic Director at Bethel High School for the past eleven years.