Joseph Robinson Newton, III

Mr. Joseph Robinson Newton, III, age 88 of Goodyear, AZ died December 9, 2017 in Goodyear, AZ. He was born April 13, 1929 in Chicago, IL to Joseph Robinson Newton, Jr. and Blanche Hazzard. He served in the US Army from 1952 – 1954. Joseph was a gifted track coach. He belonged to the Illinois Track Coaches Association and the National Track Coaches Association. He was a member of the 1988 Seoul, South Korea Olympic staff. He won 28 Illinois State Cross Country championships, 21 National Cross Country titles as well as led his team to 46 West Suburban Cross Country Conference championships, and one state track title. A documentary was made on his success in life and coaching. During his tenure he was awarded numerous cross country Coach of the Year awards and was the recipient of the 1998 National Track Coach of the year award. He is the author of four training and motivational books.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Joan Christine Newton; daughter, Cindy L Carbaugh (Richard); sons, Thomas J. Newton and John M. Newton; and four grandchildren, Caitlin L. Pfaff, Kyle D. Pfaff (Allison), Julia R. Newton and Lauren Newton.

2 Comments on “Joseph Robinson Newton, III

  1. I knew Joe as an coach as I was on the Track team. Later I got to know him better as I was a coach at East Leyden. He was a man with an incredible memory, remembering me 11 years after my last contact, which was very short. A nice man with an incredible knack for motivating; the world, and especially York Community were a better place with him around teaching and coaching.

  2. Coach Newton was one of a kind. His coaching record especially in cross country set the standard. I met Joe in 1975 at the National High School Coaches Association Convention and from that time on we shared many wonderful experiences over the years. The high school track and cross country coaches of American owe a great deal of gratitude to Coach Newton as he raised the status of all cross country and track coaches when he became the first ever high school track coach selected to coach on an Olympic Team in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. I will miss you Coach.

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