The Utah High School Activities Association has named long-time Rowland Hall Cross Country and Track and Field coach Mark Oftedal as the 2A Coach of the Year for 2014, this honor encompassing ALL sports.
Coach Oftedal has led the Winged Lion boys’ and girls’ cross country teams to numerous Region and State team titles, as well as coaching several individuals to top finishes at Region and State over the past several years. An accomplished runner himself, his enthusiasm, knowledge of, and passion for the sport has lit a fire inside many a Rowland Hall athlete, inspiring them to achieve much personal success and a true love for the sport.
Mark will be recognized with a Distinguished Service Award for his achievements at a luncheon to be held on January 14 at the Willow Creek Country Club. This award was established in 1987 to honor individuals for their service and contributions to high school activities and is the UHSAA’s way of saying thank you on behalf of the many whose lives Mark has touched.
We at Rowland Hall appreciate the passion and dedication to our student-athletes that Coach Oftedal has shown, and applaud and salute his accomplishments. Congratulations, Mark!