Just two coaches have led the Dexter Regional High School boys basketball program since the current building the Tigers call home opened in 1968.
Now each has more than 300 victories.
Peter Murray joined his predecessor, the late Ed Guiski, in that club last Thursday with a 56-47 victory at Piscataquis of Guilford, extending a remarkable level of consistency within the program.
Guiski’s teams won 308 games in 26 years with the Dexter boys before he retired from that post in 1993. He later coached the Tigers’ girls team for three years.
Murray’s 300th win came four games into his 27th season as the Tigers’ head coach.
“When coach Guiski got his 300th win I was thoroughly impressed by that,” said the 59-year-old Murray, an English teacher who spent 11 years coaching under Guiski at Dexter before ascending to the head coaching job.
“When I took over I was 34 years old and thought I’d never coach long enough to get there. I didn’t think I would do this, but here I am all these years later and it’s been a labor of love.”
Ernie Clark is a veteran sportswriter who has worked with the Bangor Daily News for more than a decade. A four-time Maine Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters...
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