Mark S. Duggan ’77 to Be Inducted into UMB Athletics Hall of Fame

BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Athletics has announced that former Boston State College All-American track-and-field and cross-country runner Mark S. Duggan ’77 will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2012 induction class.

Perhaps one of the most decorated runners in the history of the Boston State track-and-field and cross-country programs, Duggan will be one of 10 honorees that will be enshrined this October in the university’s annual ceremony, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The 1976 NCAA Division III champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Mark ended his career with the Warriors as a the only four-time All-American in Boston State history.  Three of those All-American honors came in the steeplechase, while the fourth came as a member of the cross-country program. 

Named the Boston State Most Outstanding Athlete in 1975, Duggan recorded a total of 12 varsity letters and held the program record in the two-, three-, and six-mile runs as well as the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs.  Among his many other accomplishments were a total of six MASCAC championships, four All-New England, and three All-East honors. After graduating Duggan continued to compete nationally and internationally at the highest level with the legendary Greater Boston Track Club,  including selection to represent the United States of America as a member of its cross-country team at The European Invitational Championships in Liege, Belgium.

Duggan would eventually earn his Master’s degree from Boston State in 1981 and would go on to spend 30 years as an executive at Nike, with US and Global roles, as Chief Executive Officer and President of Nike Bauer Hockey. 

Today, Duggan is the CEO of MS Duggan  Consulting in Greenland, New Hampshire, where he resides with his wife Sharon. They have three children Jennifer, Kathryn and Michael. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Special Olympics, in which Duggan and his wife have been involved with for many years.

For more information about this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony please contact Maria Marcelino at maria.marcelino@umb.edu or call 617-287-7895.