A graduate of Frederick High School, David Markoe was an outstanding football and track athlete. He continued his education in California, earning extensive football honors. He returned to the University of Maryland, played varsity football, and as a graduate assistant, coached the freshman football team. He moved on to coach at Bowie High School and then returned home as defensive coordinator for Governor Thomas Johnson High School. With excellence in education, and his belief that an athlete’s body and mind are of an equal developmental process, he followed the path into administration in the Frederick County Public Schools system and as a school superintendent in West Virginia. With a love for Frederick County, and a dedication to youth, he returned home, providing and giving leadership to our own local YMCA. He was a versatile athlete, community leader, and dynamic role model.