John W. “Bill” Crowther

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Bill Crowther’s coaching and officiating career took him from Mount Pleasant High to the Penn Relays to the Olympics. He officiated at the Penn Relays for 35 years. He also worked three NCAA Track
and Field championships. In 1984 Crowther was a competition official at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In 1995 he was inducted into the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame as a charter member.
Crowther was a teacher and coach at Mount Pleasant for 40 years. The Crowther-coached Green Knights won two state track championships (1968 and ’70). They also won the state cross-country title in
1984. Crowther was Mount Pleasant’s track coach in 1957-58 and 1960-83. He was the cross-country coach from 1960 to ’84. Crowther was inducted into the Mount Pleasant Hall of Fame in 2005. The
Mid-Atlantic Association of USA Track and Field presented Crowther with the Ronald C. Jackson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He also officiated high school and college football for more than 50



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