The Radnor Township School Board has voted to name the Radnor Middle School playing field in honor of Marjorie McCone, a physical education teacher and coach from 1958 through 1981 at Radnor Junior High School, later Radnor Middle School, reports Main Line Media News.
Her son Doug, of Wayne, told Radnor Patch that he was "delighted" by the decision to honor his mother.
The family released this statement:
"The family of beloved coach, teacher and mentor, Marjorie (Marge) McCone, wish to thank the Radnor Township School Board for its gracious and unanimous decision to honor her by dedicating Radnor’s Middle School athletic field in her name. It was on this field that Mrs. McCone made her finest contributions to the lives of so many hopeful young women by helping them to discover their importance both as athletes and as people empowered to make a difference on the field and in the world. It was in this truest sense a field of dreams for those whom she managed to lead to victory with remarkable regularity through optimism, imagination, creativity, and an unending devotion to finding and calling upon the best in each of her players. Our hope is that it will stand as a lasting reminder of the transformative power that caring and nurturing teachers can have in the lives of their students."
Tom, Scott, Doug and Bob McCone and their families
According to the newspaper article, McCone's teams "compiled the most consecutive wins of any coach in Radnor history by going undefeated in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse for 13 straight years."