Former Jonesport-Beals basketball standout Skip Alley has been selected as coach of the women’s basketball program at the University of Maine-Machias, UMM Athletic Director Brac Brady announced Thursday.
Alley, a 1991 UMM graduated, played point guard on two state championship teams and two Eastern Maine runner-up teams for Jonesport-Beals.
For the past four years, Alley has been the varsity girls basketball coach at Jonesport-Beals. He has also coached high school soccer, grammar school teams and Little League.
“I am very excited to add Skip Alley to our coaching staff. He brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm for the sport of basketball and has a personality for recruiting,” Brady said. “The search committee was impressed with Skip during the interview process and feel that he is the right fit for the job. I look forward to seeing him continue to move the program in the right direction.”
Moran signs with Colonials
Former Saint Joseph’s College pitcher Pat Moran of Winterport has signed a professional baseball contract with the Pittsfield Colonials of the Can-Am League.
Moran made his pro debut for the independent league team shortly after signing with the club and the 6-foot-4 righthander tossed two perfect innings in relief with a strikeout in a 5-3 loss to the Brockton Rox Wednesday evening.
Pittsfield is managed by former Red Sox first baseman Brian Daubach.
Moran became a member of the Colonials after throwing a bullpen session for the team on Saturday. He will primarily be featured in a relief role for Pittsfield.
As a senior for Saint Joseph’s, Moran went 7-2 with a 3.52 ERA, 65 strikeouts and 12 walks in 64 innings. He led the team in victories, strikeouts, and innings and also contributed offensively with a team-high eight home runs. He received GNAC player and pitcher of the year honors as a junior.
Monks name volleyball coach
Yamile Nolan has been named the head coach of the women’s volleyball program at Saint Joseph’s College, SJC Athletic Director Brian Curtin announced Thursday.
Nolan, a native of Torrance, Calif., succeeds John Razsa, who stepped down as the volleyball coach earlier this month.
Nolan, who served as an assistant coach for the Monks last fall, played volleyball at El Camino Community College for two seasons and went on to star at the University of California-Santa Barbara, where she received a full athletic scholarship and earned All-Big West second-team honors and set several team records.