On Tuesday, Greenwich High School principal Ralph Mayo sent an email to members of the school community saying that track coach Bill Mongovan had died at the age of 78.
“Mr. Mongovan has been a member of our athletic family for many years and has been coaching Track and Cross Country teams for 55 years,” Mayo wrote. “Needless to say, Bill has had a positive and lasting impact on many of our student athletes.”
Mr. Mongovan is a Hall of Fame coach and has been recognized for his work on the national stage as well.
“We at Greenwich High School were fortunate to have him with us for so many years as a coach, mentor and friend,” Mayo continued, adding that GHS planned to offer counseling through each House team on Tuesday, and planned to send a link by email on Wednesday morning for remote support.
Mayo suggested that any students who might be having difficulty over the break to contact 211 or the Den (203) 655-4693 for support.
Details on the services for Mr. Mongovan will be shared when they become available.