Mark Sharf is the president of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. He graduated from Larkin High in 1968 and has an extensive sports background, which includes being the athletic trainer for the football, basketball, and baseball teams while attending Southern Illinois University. Since that time, Mark has served as an athletic trainer in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, followed by five years as trainer at Streamwood High, four years at St. Edward High, and as an assistant girls' basketball coach at Elgin High School for 10 years, including 1996 when the team finished 2nd in the state. For 29 years, Mark has been a recommending scout for the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Philadelphia Phillies. His wife, Liz, is an elementary school teacher, and he has a daughter, Katie.