Hotham to coach UMPI golf team

Posted Aug. 11, 2010, at 9:44 p.m.

    Daniel Hotham has been named the new golf coach for the University of Maine-Presque Isle.

Hotham said he is looking forward to the new job.

“I enjoy sharing my passion for the game with young people because it is a game they can play for the rest of their lives. It provides an opportunity for them to enjoy the outdoors, and the company of those who play and enjoy this challenging game,” said Hotham who will begin coaching the team this fall.

Hotham recently retired from Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, where, in addition to his work as the institution’s longest serving faculty member, he served 22 years as the first head coach of the varsity golf team. During his 22 years of coaching at NMCC, the Falcons won the conference title three times. They were a member of the Maine Small College Conference, which included community colleges from around the state and the University of Maine-Augusta.

“The UMPI athletic department and the university community are excited about this new addition to the Owl family,” UMPI athletic director Chris Corsello said. “Dan has extensive experience in coaching golf at the college level and we’re looking forward to the work he is going to do with our team.”

Hotham, who has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Maine-Machias, and a master’s degree from Antioch New England Graduate School, has been playing golf since he was a teenager. Currently, he stays heavily involved in golf, playing anywhere from 20 to 25 tournaments every summer. He has won several club championships, the Spudland Open twice, the McCain’s Open, and several other local events.

    UMaine announces game dates

The University of Maine women’s basketball team has announced its schedule of games for its upcoming tour in Canada.

The Black Bears depart for Montreal on Aug. 17 and will face UQAM at 7 p.m. in Montreal, followed by a game in Sherbrooke, Quebec on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. against the University of Bishops, and then against New Brunswick in Fredericton on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. and the next day at 11 a.m.

The team began a week of formal practices on Aug. 10 to prepare for its trip.

NCAA rules permit each basketball program to undertake a foreign tour once every four years. Coach Ted Woodward and the UMaine men’s team will be playing five games in Canada from Aug. 24-29.

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