VIDEO: Shawsheen Tech Dedicates Gymnasium To Legendary Wrestling Coach Mark Donovan

BILLERICA, MA — On Thursday, March 25, 2021, the Shawsheen Tech officially dedicated its gymnasium to longtime wrestling coach Mark Donovan.

The ceremony featured remarks from Superintendent-Director Brad Jackson, School Committee Chair Patricia Meuse, School Committee Vice Chair Ron Fusco, former wrestler Devonn Pratt (Class of 2013), Athletic Director Al Costabile, and Retired Principal Robert Kanellas. After the unveiling, Donovan addresses the crowd.

After 36 years (and counting) of coaching, Donovan has nearly 550 career victories, 25 Commonwealth Athletic Conference championships, and 19 state vocational titles. He was elected to the Massachusetts Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009 and National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2014.

Costabile called Donovan the “heart and soul” of Shawsheen Tech’s coaching fraternity over the past 35+ years.

Watch the 45-minute ceremony, courtesy of Shawsheen Tech’s YouTube page, below:

After the event, hundreds of Donovan’s friends and past wrestlers surprised him with an outdoor reception.

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