Coaches: Tom Maines (basketball) and Kerry Kertes (swimming) will be off to ply their trade in China.

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Posted: May 22nd, 2011 by Tom Nolette

Huge challenges awaiting Maine coaches

By Glenn Jordan 

In recent years, boarding schools around Maine have welcomed an increasing number of students from China.

Now the state is starting to see an educational export:

Veteran coaches.

Tom Maines, who guided Morse High to three straight basketball state championships between 1987 and 1989, and Kerry Kertes, who won six swimming state titles at Cape Elizabeth, are both bound for China.

Maines, 64, will coach men's basketball at Shantou University in southeast China. Kertes, 53, will direct the aquatics program at the International School of Beijing.

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