Mark Furkis begins his ninth season as an assistant coach at Goshen College and 23rd season overall. Furkis spent four years as the head cross country and assistant track and field coach at Fairfield High School. In 1999, he was an assistant for NCAA DI Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
He has also held coaching positions at West Noble High School and West Noble Middle School.
As a runner, Furkis still holds the 3200 meter record (9:24) at West Noble High School, which he set in 1975. He has qualified for the National Senior Games on multiple occasions, including wins in the 5000 meters in 2007 and this summer's event in Cleveland. He won the 5km in this year with a time of 18:11, while also taking the title in the 1500 (4:53), 10k and was runner up in the 800 meters.
Mark has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 37 years an they have two grown children, James and Jenny.