Class of 2017 Honorees
2017 Induction Ceremony Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11am in the Maclay Dining Hall and Performance Center
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Maclay School will host the 4th Annual Maclay Athletic Hall of Fame Induction and Distinguished Alumnus Award Ceremony at a luncheon on Saturday, Octobers 7 at 11:00am in the newly renovated Dining Hall and Performance Center. This year’s inductees include Lori Bowen Seaman ('05, Multi-Sports), Brian Cashin (’97, Boys Basketball), Jason Goltz (’96, Swimming), Coach Mark Gargiulo (Swimming), and the 1986 Boys and Girls Swim team. Bettie Kathryn (B.K.) Grant, Class of 1976 will be honored as the Distinguished Alumnus for 2017.
Lori Bowen was an amazing multi-sport athlete for Maclay School before graduating in 2005. As an 8th grader, she set a scoring record for goals in a single season on the varsity soccer team and was also a varsity diver for the Marauders that same year. In high school, Lori joined the weightlifting and then the track and field team where she truly excelled. Over her career, she claimed 25 individual track and field championships and 15 runner-up titles. Her events included the triple jump, 200 meter, 4x400 meter relay and the pole vault. Lori’s accolades include being a three-time state pole vault champion and breaking the county and city pole vault records which earned her All-American honors her last two seasons at Maclay. She went on to have an accomplished athletic and academic career at the University of Florida where she graduated with a degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Lori currently lives in Alaska with her family where she is an intelligence officer for the Air Force.
Brian Cashin had a stand out high school career for the Marauder basketball team where he was a five-year varsity letter-winner. He held the record for the most consecutive games started, was an all-time leading scorer, and led Tallahassee all-time scorers with over 2,200 career points. A three-time All-Big Bend selection, Brian led his 1997 squad to the Final Four, Maclay’s first trip back to the state championship since 1978. Brian was also named MVP three-times, was selected All-State, selected to Team Florida, and represented the state at the Adidas All-American game. After graduating in 1997 from Maclay, Brian went on to play for DePaul University where his team made several NCAA appearances. In 2002, he graduated with a finance degree and now works for Merrill Lynch in New York.
Swimmer, Jason Goltz was the first 7th grade district champion at Maclay after winning the 200 individual medley in 1990. He went on to repeat the title for the next five years in a row. A six-time All-Big Bend selection and three-time Swimmer of the Year for the Marauders, Jason’s presence in the pool helped strengthen the successful reputation of the Maclay swim program. His records in the 200 IM, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke as well as his team records in both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay all still stand today. Jason was also as impressive in the classroom being named one of the prestigious National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists. Once graduating Maclay in 1996, Jason attended LSU where he swam for the Tigers and competed for the US Swim team. Jason now lives in Bradenton with his wife and daughter and is an orthodontist.
Mark Gargiulo was selected as the Hall of Fame coach for 2017 for his remarkable career at the helm of the Maclay swim program. Mark joined Maclay in 1980 as a history teacher and swim coach. For the next 16 years, he led Maclay to 12 city championships, 17 district titles, and 14 top 10 finishes at the state championship. After stepping away from coaching in 1997, he took over the program again in 2003 after the passing of Denny Bunn, then Maclay’s head swim coach and friend. Overall, Mark coached 21 All-Americans and 10 All-American relay teams during his tenure. He was also named the area's Coach of the Year an impressive 15 times. In 2016, Mark retired after 35 years at Maclay and is enjoying time with his wife Sara, his children and grandchildren.
The 1986 Boys and Girls Swim Team will be inducted for their monumental year in Maclay Swimming history. Under the direction of Coach Mark Gargiulo, the team dominated the area pools defeating Leon, Lincoln, Rickards, and Godby, to win the city and district championships. The boys’ team finished the season 6-1 losing only to the national runner-up and swim powerhouse Bolles. The team finished third at state and broke a 10-year-old record in the 400 free relay. They were also ranked as high as 6th in the nation by the Swim World Magazine. The girls’ team finished the season 7-0 and 3rd in the state championship. The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association ranked the Marauders the 3rd best team in the nation. The 1986 squad had 12 members who were named All-American and one swimmer named honorable mention All-American placing Maclay on the map as an elite program in the of Florida and one of the most decorated Maclay athletic teams in history.
The 2017 Distinguished Alumnus honoree is 1976 Maclay graduate Bettie Kathryn (B.K.) Grant. B.K. was a member of Maclay’s state championship basketball team as well as a member of the softball team, Anchor Club, and was selected a Key Club Sweetheart. After graduating Maclay, she attended Clemson University where she earned her degree in Forest Management.
B.K.’s career has encompassed more than 35 years of science and technical operations support in Alaska, Central and South America, and Antarctica. B.K. worked for the United States Forest Service in Petersburg, Alaska from 1980-1986 B.K. first deployed to Antarctica in 1990 to work for the logistics contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 1991, B.K. took a position at Amundsen-Scott South Pole station and within 3 years moved into oversight of satellite communications and operations at the station, operated by NSF. In 2002, she became the Area Director of the South Pole Station overseeing the operations, management, and coordination of over 250 personnel, working with NSF, United States Air Force, research universities, subcontractors, and others. Through her leadership, the South Pole staff completed successful Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) projects, including The South Pole Station Modernization project valued at $168M, and IceCube Neutrino Detector Array, valued at $270M. She also coordinated the first mid-winter medical emergency evacuation from the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station in 1999.
BK’s Antarctic career has spanned several contractors, including Antarctic Support Associates, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Leidos. BK is currently the Deputy Project Director for the Leidos Antarctic Support Contract responsible for operation of NSF’s three permanent research facilities, two research vessels and oversight of up to 750 Leidos and subcontractor staff. Leidos provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services for the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, NSA, NSF and other civil agencies.
B.K.’s professional reputation exemplifies her amazing talent to lead multiple agencies, complex logistics, operations and maintenance, and manage staff in harsh, 24 x 7 work environment. She has repeatedly shown her significant capability for leadership and displays an established operational and management approach that promotes integration of diverse entities to achieve desired results.
B.K. has received many NSF Outstanding Service and Dedication Awards, Employee Morale Support awards, and has received several Lockheed Martin Best of the Best awards, including the NOVA award B.K. has made 25 deployments to the Antarctic and the South Pole over her career. B.K. was recognized in 2002 by having a geographical feature named after her. Grant Valley is located in the Darwin Mountains of Antarctica and honors B.K.’s many years of work and dedication to the support of science on the continent.
Tickets to the induction luncheon are $35 each and must be purchased before October 4th. Click the link at the top of the page, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 850-893-8465.