Athletics

Vachon speaks to WABI about closing of Maine Girls’ Academy

Amy Vachon, the head coach for women’s basketball at the University of Maine, spoke to WABI (Channel 5) about the closing of the Maine Girls’ Academy in Portland, the state’s only private all-female school. The school, formerly Catherine McAuley High School, recently announced its closing due to low enrollment resulting in lack of revenue, WABI […]

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Retirement reception for Gallant, Ford June 27

A retirement reception for Willi Gallant and Caren Ford from the University of Maine Athletics Department will be held at 1 p.m., June 27 in Alfond Family Lounge. Between them, the two have dedicated more than 66 years to the University of Maine, including 31 years of service to the Athletics Department.

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BDN reports on search consultant for UMaine’s next AD

The Bangor Daily News reported that Gene DiFilippo, the managing director of Turnkey Search, will be the consultant for the University of Maine’s national search for its next permanent athletics director to replace former AD Karlton Creech. DiFilippo will meet with UMaine officials and staff, including the search committee chair, Vice President for Student Life […]

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UMaine AD search consultant named

The University of Maine’s national search for the next permanent athletics director will be aided by consultant Gene DeFilippo, managing director of Turnkey Search who has four decades of experience in intercollegiate sports. DeFilippo is on campus this week to meet with search committee chair Dr. Robert Dana, UMaine vice president for student life and […]

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Free screening of ‘Space Jam’ June 22 on Morse Field

The University of Maine Athletics Department is partnering with local businesses to host a free community movie night on Morse Field at Alfond Stadium at 8 p.m. June 22. Members of the public are welcome to bring blankets and refreshments and enjoy a showing of “Space Jam.” The event is the first in the Orono […]

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Media report on Maine Sports Hall of Fame 2018 induction

The Bangor Daily News, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel previewed the Maine Sports Hall of Fame’s 43rd induction ceremony at the Collins Center for the Arts June 3. The BDN also published same-day coverage of the event. One of those inducted was Bob Wilder, a former UMaine quarterback who is now the head coach for […]

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Assistant coach’s social media post goes viral, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported a Twitter post by Jhasmin Player, assistant coach of the University of Maine women’s basketball team, has gone viral. The video of Player speaking about the strained relationship between coaches and parents has been viewed almost a million times and retweeted 12,000 times, according to the report.

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UMaine names athletic director search committee, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported a 14-member search committee has been named to help select the next University of Maine director of athletics. Robert Dana, the chairman of the committee and the school’s vice president for student life and dean of students, called it a “very robust and energetic” committee and said “there isn’t a […]

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Director of athletics search committee named

A 14-member search committee has been named to help select the next University of Maine director of athletics, according to Dr. Robert Dana, UMaine vice president for student life and dean of students. Dana, who chairs the committee, says the national search will be aided by a search firm and will begin as soon as […]

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UMaine to launch national search for next athletics director, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported a national search for a University of Maine athletics director will begin in May. UMaine President Susan J. Hunter has appointed Robert Dana, UMaine vice president for student life and dean of students, chair of the search committee for the new permanent head of the state’s only Division I program. […]

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