In Memoriam: Coach Ed Markovich
Edward John Markovich
Reno – May 22, 1944 – March 17, 2019
Edward “Ed” John Markovich, adored husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, Pittsburgh Steeler-loving and utterly loyal Nevada Wolf Pack alum, died on Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was 74.
On his last day, the former University of Nevada, Reno football offensive guard was where you would often find him: rooting on the Wolf Pack. It was the men’s basketball team celebration for NCAA tournament selection day at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. And even though Ed correctly predicted a day earlier that his beloved team would seed No. 7 in the West — lower than he hoped — he had to be there. And there was Ed earlier Sunday, surrounded by his loving wife Marilyn, new friends and old, in a sea of players and fans alike adorned in silver and blue.
In recent years, one of Ed’s most revered traditions was locking arms with UNR football players past and present for the “Wolf Pack Walk” across the field’s 100 yards at Mackay Stadium, one of his favorite places in the world.