WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College legend Dick Whitmore will get another chance to coach again this Saturday at the National Association of Basketball Coaches Association Division III College All-Star Game in Salem, Virginia.
The game will be played at 3:30 p.m. before the NCAA Division III championship game at the Salem Civic Center.
The NABC selects two retired coaches each year, who had careers in Division III basketball, to coach the two teams. Whitmore will coach the east squad and Dick Reynolds, the former coach at Otterbein University, will lead the west squad.
The teams are composed of two senior players from each of the eight regions in Division III and two seniors selected through online voting on D3hoops.com.
Whitmore was the head men’s basketball coach at Colby for 40 years and had a 637-341 record. He also was the interim head coach at Thomas College for four games in 2013-14, raising his record to 639-343. Whitmore was seventh all-time in career NCAA Division III victories after leaving Colby and ranked eighth heading into this year.
Whitmore was a recipient of the NABC Division III Distinguished Service Award, was inducted into the inaugural class of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, and was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
Bowdoin player receives New England honor
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Bowdoin senior women’s basketball player Shannon Brady has been named the New England Women’s Basketball Association Player of the Year.
It is the second-straight season that a Bowdoin player has claimed the award, as Brady follows Sara Binkhorst, who earned the honor last winter. Brady was also named to the NEWBA First Team All-Region.
The senior forward finished third in the New England Small College Athletic Conference in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game, while also ranking second in blocks (54) and averaging 6.2 boards per contest. In three NCAA Tournament games this year, Brady averaged 19.3 points and 9.3 rebounds.
She finishes her career at Bowdoin with 1,471 points (fourth all-time at Bowdoin), 717 rebounds (seventh) and 184 blocks (second).