Mark Furkis begins his sixth season as an assistant coach at Goshen College and 20th 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 qualified for the National Senior Games for 2009 in San Francisco after having won the 5000 meters in 2007.
Mark has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 35 years an they have two grown children, James and Jenny.