Mongo, as we all called him, was with the GHS running program for over 55 years when he passed. In that time, he had 431 cross country wins and 731 victories overall, and in 2005 he was inducted into the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. Mongo was also a pioneer of high school girls track, making it his personal mission to see it go from a club sport at GHS to full varsity status.
Mongo was a selfless, caring, joyful man who knew everything there was to know about the sport and had a joke for every circumstance. For instance, the Greenwich Point cross country trails seemed to always stay magically trimmed, properly marked, and cleaned up after storms; really, it was Mongo taking time before and after weekend practices to make sure his athletes had the best conditions to train and compete.
In his many decades as a coach, Mongo has touched the lives of thousands of GHS student-athletes. He looked out for not just the success of the team, but also the individual growth of team members in life outside of running. He is dearly missed by all. Our organization hopes to continue his mission, and we would greatly appreciate your support of our cause.
- Andrew Jarombek
- David Noble
- Zane Nye
- Terry O'Brien
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