William A. "Fritz" Wiedergott, longtime coach and athletic director at St. Mark's, died on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He was 82.
Hall of Fame
St. Mark’s School’s honors the most deserving of its past athletes with induction into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Eligibility is considered based on athletic accomplishments at St. Mark’s and beyond, but specifically how such participation has brought credit to the school and served as a model for its community.
Nominees may include alumni, former coaches, or others who have played a central roll in St. Mark’s athletics.
For an alum, performance both at SM and in the years since are essential. The selection process will pay close attention to a nominee’s performance while an athlete at the school, keeping in mind that sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork are essential elements of athletic success at SM. But also of importance is performance or participation in athletics post-St. Mark’s that has brought credit to the school and has served as a model for the SM community.
For a coach, attention will be paid to a nominee’s extraordinary performance, keeping in mind that teaching and sportsmanship are essential values of good coaching. Other nominees — those not in the coach or athlete categories — need to have made contributions that have profoundly impacted the St. Mark’s athletic program.
To suggest a nominee, complete the nomination form. Nominees may be either living or deceased.
A 10-letter winner and inspirational team player at St. Mark's School, James Russell Lowell, Jr. was known as "Gazelle Boy" for his swift movement on the field. Captain of football, ice hockey, and baseball, Lowell was said to be the hardest worker in both practices and games.