Sharon L. Boyer elevated the Middletown High School girls’ cross-country program to numerous league, county, region, and state championships. Her team earned the first-ever national ranking for a county girls’ cross-country team. Boyer became the winningest woman coach in county and state history, with six state championships. Her four consecutive state titles, 1997–2000, also established a state record. Throughout two decades, 1980–2000, Boyer coached area youth and promoted Russian/American athletes in sanctioned international exchanges. She was an accomplished coach, official, and promoter of international exchanges.