Athletics

Derba named baseball head coach, media report

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), College Baseball Daily and 92.9 FM The Ticket reported Nick Derba has been named head coach of the University of Maine baseball team, effective July 1. Derba, who assumed the role as interim head coach in December 2016, becomes the team’s 25th head coach. “I’m very […]

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Nick Derba named UMaine baseball head coach

University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech has named Nick Derba head coach of the UMaine baseball team, effective July 1. Derba, who assumed the role as interim head coach Dec. 17, 2016, becomes the 25th head coach of the squad. A news release about the appointment is online.

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Jesse Orach

Jesse Orach: Outstanding at optimizing performance

When Jesse Orach starts his job as a process engineer at Verso’s Androscoggin Mill in Jay later this spring, he’ll strive to optimize the paper machines’ performance. Maximize output and minimize energy use and waste. Orach excels at achieving results. During his five years at the University of Maine, the Gorham native has demonstrated productivity […]

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UMaine football to play two games in Portland, media report

The Bangor Daily News and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on a recently announced partnership among the University of Maine, Learfield and Gorham Savings Bank that will bring the football team to Portland twice during the upcoming season. The Black Bears will play its annual Jeff Cole Memorial Spring Scrimmage at Fitzpatrick Stadium on May 6 […]

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BDN advances kickball tournament to raise funds for mental health services

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a kickball tournament April 13 to raise funds for mental health services. The tournament, which is open to all UMaine students, is scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. on Morse Field. The cost is $5 per individual and teams […]

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Vachon named women’s basketball interim head coach, media report

The Bangor Daily News, WLBZ (Channel 2), Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7) and WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported Amy Vachon will serve as the interim head coach of the University of Maine women’s basketball team for the 2017–18 season. Head coach Richard Barron, who began an extended medical leave in […]

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Vachon named women’s basketball interim head coach

Amy Vachon will be the interim head coach of the women’s basketball team for the 2017–18 season. Vachon guided the Black Bears to their second-straight America East Championship game in March. She took over head coaching duties during the 2016–17 campaign when coach Richard Barron took an extended medical leave. More information in available online.

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Media report on UMaine Sports Hall of Fame inductees

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame will induct an eight-member class this fall, including the first team inductee to the 187-member hall. Honorees include the 1993 Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship team, National Football League (NFL) veteran Mike DeVito, multi-record setting swimmer Charles “Chuck” Martin, state champion runner […]

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UMaine to receive $640,038 from NCAA for student-athletes, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine Department of Athletics is expected to receive a $640,038 allocation from the NCAA. One-time payouts totaling $200 million to nearly 350 Division I schools around the country stem from the liquidation of an NCAA quasi-endowment valued at more than $360 million, according to the article. Each […]

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