Mark McClure was the Ohio High School runner up in the high jump helping to secure the 1986 State Championship for the Green Bulldogs. Mark was also an outstanding basketball player earning All Suburban League honors three times, and in his senior year was First Team All Summit County and Suburban League Player of the Year. Along with his runner up in the high jump Mark also qualified for state in the 110 hurdles.
Mark McClure went on to Malone College where he won the NCCAA National Championship in the high jump and currently holds the Malone decathlon record.
McClure received a master’s degree in Physical Education (Athletic Administration) from Ohio University and is currently the Head Track and Field Coach at Malone University. Before that he served as the head track & field and cross country coach at John Carroll University. He led his 2006 JCU women’s track & field team to a 12th-place finish at the NCCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships and coached a total of 13 All-Americans during his tenure at the school. Prior to his stint at JCU, McClure served for nine years (1994-2003) as an assistant cross country and track & field coach at Miami University. He has also been an assistant coach at the University of Akron (1993-94), Emory (GA) University (1992-93) and Ohio University (1991-92).
McClure was inducted into the Malone Athletics Hall of Fame in January of 2007. He and his wife, Bonnie, a former state champion in the 800 meters, and their five children, Collin , Conner, Caden, Caleb, and Caylie, reside in Green.