UMF to Name Court After Coaching Legend Len MacPhee

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UMF to Name Court After Coaching Legend Len MacPhee

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:40 pm

UMF Athletics to Name Basketball Court After Coaching Legend Len MacPhee

FARMINGTON, Maine -- University of Maine at Farmington Athletics is pleased to announce the dedication of their recently renovated basketball court in Dearborn Gymnasium for legendary coach Len MacPhee.

EVENT INFORMATION:

When: September 16, 2016

Where: Dearborn Gymnasium

Time: Evening (TBD)

The dedication will honor the longtime coach with naming of Len MacPhee Court on the newly renovated gymnasium floor. The event with coincide with a campaign to raise funds for a dedicated auxiliary varsity weight room in Dearborn.

MacPhee retired from UMF in June of 2001 after serving its students for 36 years. He coached men's basketball for 24 years, women's basketball for seven years, baseball for six years, softball for three years, and taught in the physical education department. MacPhee's service also included director of athletics, chair of the physical education program and director of the Coaching Certificate program. As director of athletics, MacPhee initiated the Athletics Hall of Fame, an athletics newsletter, and the Friends of UMF Athletics fund-raising program.

As a basketball coach, he earned numerous Coach of the Year awards with both teams and holds the record for most career wins in the men's program with 322 victories. The women's program is most notable for its back-to-back appearances in the NAIA National Championship Tournament in 1995 and 1996.

MacPhee is a member of the UMF Athletics Hall of Fame, the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, and will be inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

For more information about the dedication and a campaign to support a varsity athlete auxiliary weight room in Dearborn Gymnasium, visit www.goUMFbeavers.com.

You can donate to the Len MacPhee Court campaign in two easy ways. You can pledge your donation by check to the Ferro Alumni House, University of Maine at Farmington, 242 Main Street, Farmington ME 04938, or online at UMF Online Giving by selecting "Athletics," then "Len MacPhee" on the drop-down menu.

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Re: UMF to Name Court After Coaching Legend Len MacPhee

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:00 am

UMaine-Farmington dedicates court to longtime coach

FARMINGTON, Maine — The University of Maine-Farmington athletic department on Friday dedicated its nearly renovated basketball court at Dearborn Gymnasium to legendary coach Len MacPhee.

The event coincided with a campaign to raise funds for a dedicated auxiliary varsity weight room in the gym.

MacPhee coached at the school for 36 years before retiring in June 2001. His tenure included 24 years of coaching men’s basketball, seven with women’s basketball, six with baseball and softball for three years. He also taught in the physical education department.

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