Two Decades of Coaching


Mark Zavatsky, Class of 1989, and one of his Linsly golfers. (Photo by Rick Thorp, News-Register)

About five days after Mark Zavatsky graduated from Washington and Lee in 1987, he started teaching summer school back at his secondary school alma mater, the Linsly School in Wheeling, W.Va. He’s still there, teaching math but also coaching the golf team. As a feature article in the Wheeling Intelligencer and News-Register noted this week, Mark is finishing his second decade as the Cadets’ head coach this year. He started off as an assistant but was soon elevated to the head coach. He was 25 at the time. In those 20 seasons, as the article goes on to note, Navatsky’s teams have won 14 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championships.

1 Response to “Two Decades of Coaching”

  1. 1 John Stafford '79A August 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Mark is a great guy and the ‘Mr. Chips’ of Linsly. We met several years ago when I brought my friend,Nat Stone, to Linsly School. Stone circumnavigated the eastern US in a modified single scul, and wrote an account of this in his book,”On The Water”. Nat Stone spent the day at Linsly — where Mark was the consumate host in making sure that all students, faculty and staff had an opportunity to meet with Nat.

    Congratulations, Mark!

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