June 18, 2018
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UMaine assistant named to Maine Maritime Academy football posts

CASTINE, Maine — Dave Uimonen has been named defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach at Maine Maritime Academy.

Uimonen spent last season as an assistant linebackers and defensive line coach at the University of Maine, which posted a 10-3 record and won the Colonial Athletic Association championship. The Black Bears led the CAA in pass-efficiency defense and fourth-down defense.

He spent the 2012 season at Springfield College, working as an assistant defensive line coach, defensive run game coordinator and special teams coordinator. Before returning to Springfield, Uimonen spent four seasons as a defensive assistant at Colgate.

Uimonen’s coaching career started at Brockport State (2004-2008) and in 2008 he went to Northeastern as the tight ends coach before spending two years as a grad assistant at Springfield College.

Uimonen graduated from St. John Fisher College in 2004 where he received his bachelor’s degree in childhood education/special education. He earned his Master’s of Education in educational studies from Springfield in 2007.

A native of Clyde, New York, Uimonen was a three-year letter winner on the offensive line at St. John Fisher before transferring to Brockport State.

Colby grad earns rowing bronze

LUCERNE, Switzerland —- Colby College graduate Steve Whelpley of Mequon, Wisconsin, and the United States men’s quadruple sculls crew earned the bronze medal at the Lucerne World Cup III event Sunday.

Whelpley and teammates Benjamin Dann, John Graves and Peter Graves are preparing for the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam (Aug. 24-31).

Great Britain won the gold medal with a time of 5 minutes, 50.99 seconds over the 2,000-meter course. Estonia placed second in 5:52.37 and the U.S. took third with a 5:54.73 clocking.

According to Colby head coach Stew Stokes, the last two times a men’s quad boat earned a medal in the event were the 2008 Lucerne World Cup and the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Whelpley and his crew row for the Craftsbury Sculling Center and won the men’s quadruple sculls at the U.S. Senior World Championship Trials on Mercer (N.J.) Lake in June.

Walsh memorial golf tourney set Monday

The 12th annual Shawn Walsh Memorial Golf Classic will be held on Monday at the Martindale Country Club in Auburn.

Proceeds will help support capital improvements and other purchases that will benefit the University of Maine men’s hockey program but cannot be afforded under the regular operating budget.

The event will include lunch and dinner and the cost is $150 per person or $600 for a four-member team.

Those who want to enter can call Frank Jordan at 745-8501, the Maine Foundation at 581-5100 or Shannon Coiley at 581-1106, or register online at shawnwalshgolf.org.

The check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and there will be a shotgun start beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The tournament is named after the former UMaine hockey coach who led the Black Bears to two NCAA championships, seven Frozen Fours and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances in 17 seasons. He died of kidney cancer in 2001.


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