Mark Mamula

South Bend Clay High School, 1970 – 74


Mark Mamula was a three-time individual state champion during his swimming career at South Bend Clay High School.  He won the 200-yard individual medley in 1973 and 1974, and the 100-yard butterfly in 1974, setting state records in each event.  He also earned the IHSAA Herman F. Keller Mental Attitude Award as a senior.  After graduating from Clay High School, Mark attended the University of California at Los Angeles on a swimming scholarship and graduated with a degree in biology. While at UCLA, Mark earned All‐American honors and went on to swim two events at the 1976 Olympic Trials.  Mark received his master’s degree in immunology from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate in immunology from the University of Oklahoma.  Currently, Mark is a professor of medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. He teaches second-year medical students and runs an active research laboratory studying autoimmune disease, including lupus and type-1 diabetes, as well as in developing therapeutics for breast and colon cancer.  Mark and his wife Ann reside in Connecticut with their three daughters.