Maxine (Johnson) Corcoran
(22 Sep 54 – 29 Nov 11)
Maxine was a very talented and hard working athlete in her younger days and was well known to many of our members. She represented Australia in the 1978 Commonwealth Games where she won a silver medal in the 4x400m relay. She was selected in the 400m flat for the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane 1982 and at that time trained in the same Squad as our coaches Max Binnington and Tony Griffiths. Maxine collected two national titles in the 400m winning back to back titles in 1978 and 1979 but was also a very capable athlete over distances from 100m to 800m.
Most recently Maxine was deeply involved with our Club as a coach, initially working with Terri Cater, developing her expertise with the 400-800 group and being an important part of the rise of Kelly Hetherington to one of Australia’s top middle distance runners. She was totally committed to the development of Australia’s talented young athletes directly through her involvement, representing Athletics International, in the Athletics Australia Junior High Performance program and further through the support of these young athletes through funding and mentoring by Athletics International members where she worked closely with another Hunter member, Trevor Vincent.
Maxine worked for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, was married to Danny Corcoran, former Athletics Australia CEO and was popular Club member Bridget’s mother. Her life was immersed in sport and athletics in particular.
Her sudden illness and passing has shocked us all and she will be sadly missed by all members of Glenhuntly Athletics. We pass on our sincerest condolences to Danny, Bridget, and sons Nick and Daniel.