Coach Donovan Day - March 19th
Coach Donovan honored by Town of Billerica
In September of 2020 the Billierica Board of Selectmen honored longtime Shawsheen Tech wrestling coach Mark Donovan for his 30-plus years as an outstanding coach, mentor and inspiration to so many student-athletes, by naming March 19th, "Coach Donovan Day." Coach Donovan passed away in October of 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy that will be unmatched.
Statement from Shawsheen Athletic Department - September 2020
We are very proud of our beloved wrestling Coach Mark Donovan who was honored by the Billerica Board of Selectmen for his over 30 years as a Hall of Fame coach, mentor and inspiration to many. The Board unanimously voted to declare March 19th "Coach Donovan Day" moving forward in the Town of Billerica. Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of our Hall of Fame Coach. March 19th is Coach Donovan's birthday. Thank you to the Town of Billerica and Go Rams!
Presenting him the proclamation in 2020 was former state champion wrestler, John Burroughs, who is a member of the Billerica Board of Selectmen. On March 19th 2022, Shawsheen staff wore green in honor of Coach Donovan Day to commemorate the day.