Mark W. Detora '68
Hometown: Watertown, MA
Year Inducted: 1998
Mark Detora was a member of some of the best men’s soccer teams in Brown history in the mid to late 1960’s. During his three varsity seasons (1965-1967), the Bears compiled a 36-2-2 overall record, capturing three Ivy titles without losing a single league game, and appearing in the NCAA Tournament in 1965, advancing to the second round.
As a member of the 1967 team, he was part of one of only two teams (the other being the 1936 team) that have gone undefeated in a season in 72 years of Brown soccer.
Playing alongside Vic DeJong ’68 at forward, the two made a lethal combination with Detora’s finishing ability and Dejong providing many of the opportunities. The prolific striker ranks seventh on Brown’s all-time career scoring list with 26 goals and 19 assists for 73 points. His 26 goals ranks him eighth all-time on the goal-scoring list and his 19 assists places him seventh in the all-time assist table.
A former pilot in the U.S. Air Force, who served in Vietnam, Detora received his MBA from Southern Illinois University in 1973, before starting his career in business. Mark was also a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity while on College Hill.
The father of four children (Tracy, Michelle, Kerry, and Tony), Mark currently resides in Watertown, MA and is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Massachusetts Casualty Insurance Company.