Sports Program Director/Outreach, Gold Crown Foundation
Mark Rusch is Sports Program Director/Outreach for the Gold Crown Foundation. Mark has been part of Gold Crown Foundation since the very early years. He was hired in 1994 specifically to build a Jr. High competitive basketball program. The result was what would eventually become the largest middle school basketball program in the state and today is one of Gold Crown’s flagship programs. Before joining Gold Crown, Mark spent 10 years as an Athletic Director for the YMCA and held assistant basketball coaching jobs at Chatfield and Wheat Ridge high schools.
From 1991-1994 Mark was the head boy’s basketball coach at Wheat Ridge winning the state championship in his first season. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Northern Colorado. Mark is a Colorado native, originally from Wheat Ridge and now calling Golden home. He is an all Colorado sports fan but particularly follows CU Buffs sports the closest. In his free time Mark enjoys running, playing golf, and spending time with his family. Mark and his wife Cristy have a son (Ryan) and a daughter (Shannon).