Comments for: Belfast field hockey coach Holmes steps down after 40 years

Posted Nov. 28, 2012, at 8:27 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 28, 2012, at 9:51 p.m.

BELFAST | Allen Holmes, who coached the Belfast High School field hockey team to 432 wins, seven state Class B championships and 13 Eastern Maine B titles, has retired after 40 seasons. He gave his resignation to Belfast athletic director Mark Babin on Tuesday and it was presented to …

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  • Anonymous

    Great job Coach Holmes. Enjoy your travel time with Ruth, you both deserve it.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. (Coach) Holmes is one of the most respected men in the town of Belfast. Quite frankly I consider myself privileged to have had Mr. Holmes as both a teacher and a boys basketball coach.

    He is man of integrity and honesty. He walks the talk and has been a role model for many young people- like I once was- growing up in Belfast, who looked to him for guidance on how to be an exceptional human being.

    Many of us are better people today because of him.

    Thank you for your service to the community, Coach. All the best.

  • Anonymous

    A born leader, who has given much to the community.

  • aphair

    some of my fondest memories of high school were times spent on the field, hearing coach’s encouragement, knowing the harder i tried the more proud he’d be. it’s not an easy thing to get a teenage girl to that, coach did it with ease and grace, and not just for me, for all who were lucky enough to have him as a coach.

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