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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:43 am
Maine Principals Association meets with Athletic Directors

CARIBOU Me (WAGM) - The Aroostook League held their fall meeting today in Caribou
Representatives of the Maine Principals Association also attended the meeting to go over changes for the upcoming season and also to answer questions from the Athletic Directors. This is an annual trip north for the MPA representatives as they travel the State to hear concerns and issues that might arise and to answer questions from the Athletic Directors.

(Mike Burnham:"To come to Aroostook County and meet with the folks and hear their concerns. Talk about the changes that have been implemented at the State level that impact the schools up here. I think that kind of communication and that opportunity to be north and hear them and for them to ask us questions is key. ... 50263.html

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:07 am
by Forecaster
Cheverus names former coach Amy Ashley as its new AD

...Ashley, 33, who previously coached and served as an administrative assistant at Cheverus and was selected from a pool of over 75 applicants from across the country, is very excited to earn the opportunity.

“This is a dream come true,” Ashley said. “It feels like I’m going home. Cheverus is where I started my professional and coaching career.”

Ashley, who played field hockey, basketball and softball at Messalonskee High School, then went on to play field hockey and basketball at Franklin Pierce University, took over the Cheverus field hockey position in 2008 and had immediate success, leading the Stags to the playoffs every year and to the Class A state final in 2010. Ashley also coached girls’ basketball and softball at Cheverus and served as Hoyt’s longtime assistant. ... ts-new-ad/

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:40 am
by PPH
Amy Ashley, who coaches field hockey and softball at Yarmouth, replaces longtime AD Gary Hoyt.

...Ashley, 33, was an assistant to Hoyt at Cheverus from 2006-14, soon after she graduated from Franklin Pierce College. Since 2014, she has served an assistant to Susan Robbins, the Yarmouth athletic director.

“Cheverus is lucky to have her,” said Robbins. “She will be dearly missed here. In addition to being wonderfully organized and an astute assistant, she was a beloved coach who created great bonds with not only her students, but the parents as well.”

Ashley coached field hockey and softball at Yarmouth, winning a Class B softball state championship in 2015. She will continue to coach the Clippers’ field hockey team until Sept. 21, when she begins her new job at Cheverus. Her last game will be Sept. 20 against Cape Elizabeth. ... erus-high/

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:55 am
by Tom Nolette
Slovenski settles in as Noble’s new AD

...A native of Lewiston and a 1986 graduate of Bates College, Slovenski accepted the position as athletic director at Noble High School in August. He replaces Blair Marelli who stepped aside after five years at the post.

Slovenski is living in Wells, near the ocean, with his wife, Trenna, and their three daughters, Sophie, Phoebe and Chloe.

“I can hear (the sea) and see it and I can smell it,” Slovenski said.

Slovenski comes to Noble from Toronto where, as the school’s director of athletics, he helped to turn around Bayview Glen’s athletic programs. A private, co-educational day school for grades 3 to 12, Bayview had won one championship before Slovenski’s arrival in 2005. When he departed after the 2016-17 school year, the Gryphons had won 31. ... les-new-ad

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:37 am
by Tom Nolette
Breaking down the top five concerns of athletic directors

...This year’s survey continues that trend, with roughly one in five schools reporting increases in their athletic budgets. More schools are planning capital projects, but fundraising remains a critical component of athletic departments everywhere.

Part of our annual survey focuses on the major concerns of high school athletic directors. Finding qualified coaches remains the No. 1 headache for administrators, but new challenges like competition from club sports has climbed the list.

Click here for all results of our 2017-18 State of the Industry survey. Here’s a look at athletic directors’ top five concerns.

1. Finding qualified coaches.
2. Reduced school funding.
3. Athlete specialization.
4. Additional responsibilities.
5. Finding staff/volunteers. ... y-results/

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:53 am
by Tom Nolette
Successful coach, administrator in Washburn retires

...Ericson was employed by the district for 43 years. He spent his final 16 years as the school’s athletic director. He also was the assistant principal 2006 to 2012 when he was elevated to principal.

But it was for the first of two separate stints as the Beavers’ girls basketball coach that the 64-year-old Ericson is most renowned.

“I enjoyed all of it,” said Ericson. “It was always a challenge, but I picked out some good role models early like (Caribou High School legends) Dwight Hunter and Gerry Duffy and always worked hard at it.”

His first year as the Washburn girls’ varsity coach was 1982-83 and just two years later the Beavers picked up their first state championship, which came as a Class C team. ... n-retires/