Radnor Middle School Field to be Named for Marjorie McCone, Oct. 19
Radnor Middle School’s sports field will be formally named for Marjorie “Marge” McCone, a former coach who led Radnor girls’ lacrosse, field hockey and basketball teams to 13 consecutive undefeated seasons, at a dedication ceremony on Friday, Oct. 19 following the 3:30 p.m. girls’ home field hockey game. Weather permitting, the event will take place on the middle school field at 150 Louella Ave. All are invited to attend.
“In her 35 years of service to Radnor schools, Marge McCone was a beloved and revered teacher, coach, mentor and friend to generations of young women who went on to be champion athletes, Olympians, and remarkable citizens because of the love and dedication she gave to each of them and to good sportsmanship,” her family said in a document submitted to Radnor Township School District. One of these women was Jane Barkman, a 1968 gold medalist in swimming.
From 1959 to 1981, Mrs. McCone served as the girls’ physical education teacher and coach of field hockey, basketball and lacrosse at Radnor Junior High School, now Radnor Middle School. Her 13-year win streak is a record still unequaled. Even after her retirement, Mrs. McCone continued to coach lacrosse at Radnor through the 1994 season.
Mrs. McCone passed away on June 3, 2010 and is survived by four sons, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. For more information on the event, as well as how to help, contact Doug McCone at email@example.com.