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Two Decades of Coaching

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.

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