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John Donato retires at Lawrence

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:47 am

Successful Lawrence High School girls basketball coach retires

Lawrence High School girls basketball coach John Donato, who has chalked up over 500 wins, 11 regional championships and five state titles at five schools, has decided to retire.

Donato is also stepping down as a science teacher at the Fairfield-based school.

However, he said he would consider coaching, “if the right opportunity comes along and I can get excited about coaching again.”

Donato said since he was retiring from teaching, “I thought it would be a good time to retire from coaching as well.

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Re: John Donato retires at Lawrence

Postby shirefire2 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:27 pm

John is a very good coach and person .
I WIsh him well in retirement
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Re: John Donato retires at Lawrence

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:08 am

Lawrence girls basketball coach John Donato to retire

... Donato spent seven season coaching the Bulldogs, winning the Class A state title in 2015 and earning the North Regional Championship in 2016. He also won nine regional titles as head coach for Houlton, earning four state titles in that span. Donato also spent time as head coach for Dale-Hall and Mount View.

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Re: John Donato retires at Lawrence

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:58 am

Lawrence coach John Donato retires
Donato went 547-219 in more than 40 years of coaching.

... “He was very difficult to go against because you never knew how he was going to play,” Vachon said. “He always mixed it up. He was a strategist.”

Vachon has long since retired from coaching and recently was joined by Donato, who stepped down at Lawrence after seven years with the Bulldogs that included two regional championships and a Class A state title. Donato’s coaching career extends much further, to five Maine high schools over 40 years. During that span his teams won 547 games and lost 219, while winning five state titles and 11 regional crowns.

“I’m retiring from teaching,” said Donato, who teaches science at Lawrence High School. “My wife may be relocating.”

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