UMaine Coaches, Kids Focus of Story

A Saturday Bangor Daily News story featured several UMaine coaches and their children, who were interviewed about the rewards and challenges of playing sports with a parent who is a coach. Football coach Jack Cosgrove and his daughter Jeri, who will be a sophomore at UMaine next fall, and son Matt were featured along with men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward and his daughter, Jillian, and women’s soccer coach Scott Atherley and his son Carson. Other Black Bear coaches included were baseball coach Steve Trimper, associate men’s hockey coach Bob Corkum, and men’s hockey head coach Tim Whitehead. Former UMaine hockey player Jack Capuano, now the head coach of the NHL’s New York Islanders who has helped establish youth hockey programs, was also interviewed.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777