Mark McIntosh, Raytown South High School, Class of 1976
Mark McIntosh graduated from Raytown South High School in 1976. He earned a degree in political science in 1983 and later received a Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and began what has become a very fulfilling career in television and radio sports.
Mark has covered Super Bowls, All-Star Games, NBA Playoffs, World Series, Olympic Events, NCAA Championships and has had Olivia Newton John sing happy birthday to him on live television.
Recognizing a local parochial school was losing quality teachers because of low pay, Mark became a leader in starting the Good Shepherd Foundation, with a mission to take care of students’ mentors. He served as president of the board for many years and is very proud of what has been accomplished by the Foundation in terms of increasing retention, pay, and morale of the schools’ faculty and staff.
For three years, Mark juggled television with the nonprofit world as Chief Executive Officer for Camp Fire USA’s Central Rookies Council. Mark greatly admires Camp Fire founder, Luther Gulick, and his Kansas City based century old youth development organization.
In 2004, Mark was challenged by a mentor to tell his story and created Victory Productions. Based upon his life experiences Mark encourages others, despite unexpected physical, emotional, or financial setbacks, to effectively deal with change and adversity. He has written four books on the subject and is working on a fifth.
Today Mark is a speaker, author, and consultant and still dabbles in television and radio. He spends many hours consulting with non-profits, schools, athletic teams, men, and families. Victory’s mission is to encourage others to achieve goals and overcome work, home, and other challenges.
Mark lives in Denver, Colorado and has two children, Kyle and Rachel.