J. Marshall Duane '74

While he was a student here at Saint Andrew’s School, Marshall distinguished himself on the Swim Team under Head Coach Terry Carlisle and on the football field under Head Coach Jim Davis and coach Bob Todd. During that time Marshall also gained recognition by following in his mother’s footsteps, or I should say wake, by winning many awards for his skillful seamanship sailing Flying Dutchman, a one-design sailing dinghy.


He was five-time State Champion in both Laser and Star Class one-design boats. Five-time National Champion in both Flying Dutchmen and Etchells Class one-design boats and four-time North American Champion in Flying Dutchman and Etchells class. Marshall sailed in college at Tulane. In 1976 he placed second in the U.S. Olympic Trials winning him the Alternate position. Marshall won the 1980 U. S. Olympic Trails placing him on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, again sailing Flying Dutchman. He moved on to larger ocean going racers. He is currently sailing on an Etchells Class boat.


In addition to his sailing pursuits, Marshall has kept up his tennis game and in recent years has become an avid golfer. Marshall’s quite strength and his honorable demeanor have won him the respect of not only his classmates but also the students in the classes preceding and following his class of 1974.


Last but not least, Marshall and his wife Susan have provided Saint Andrew’s School with a second generation of Duanes to bless our campus, Elizabeth '02 and Marshall '03. 

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