Maine’s HS Hoops 600 Win Club
Across the state high school basketball coaches are working with their teams at practices, scrimmages and preseason games with the hope that the hard work will pay off with a trip to the tourney in February.
As the December 9th opening night approaches, we have a chance to take a look at some of the most successful coaches to patrol the sidelines.
Among active coaches, Boothbay HS boys coach IJ Pinkham is the clubhouse leader in wins with 603. Lawrence HS coach John Donato is the girls leader with 507 victories.
The 600-win club consists of just two coaches - Dick Barstow and Pinkham.
The 500-win club is made of five coaches and Camden Hills boys coach Jeff Hart is likely next to join among active coaches. He has 484 wins.
PCHS coach Jamie Russell is one of Maine's top historians on the subject of Maine high school hoops and part of his work tracking history is the list of coaches. Russell was a guest on Tuesday's 'Morning Pitch Show'...
|Barstow, Dick||664||Sherman, Katathdin, CA, Waterville, PI girls|
|Pinkham, IJ||603||Buckfield, Boothbay boys|
|Reed, Roger||573||BC, Bangor boys|
|Kane, Gavin||525||Rangeley boys, Dirigo boys & girls, Spruce Mtn, Mt. Blue girls|
|Alley, Ordie||511||Jonesport-Beals boys|
|Clark, Rick||509||York boys & girls|
|Donato, John||507||Houlton, Hall-Dale, Mt. View, Messalonskee, Lawrence girls|
|Wentworth, George||489||Lawrence, Stearns boys|
|Hart, Jeff||484||Camden Hills boys|
|Brown, Bob||470||Belgrade, Williams, Rockland, SP, EL, BE, Cheverus boys|
|Vachon, Paul||467||Messalonskee, Cony girls|
|Littlefield, Dwight||467||Valley boys|
|Halligan, David||466||Falmouth boys|
|Bessey, Jim||463||Mt. Blue, Madison boys|
|Dibiase, Tony||429||Machias, Noble, Gorham, Portland, S.Portland, Gray-NG, Scarborough|
|Cimbolek, Bob||426||Ft.Fairfield, Orono, Bangor, John Bapst boys|
|Feeney, Ed||415||Portland girls|
|McAvoy, Billy||414||CA, Katahdin, SA boys|
|Karter, Mark||406||Rumford, Mtn. Valley, Westbrook, Gorham boys|
|Hamlin, Tony||400||MCI, Morse, South Portland, Penquis boys|