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Class of 2012

Dick MacPhersonDick MacPherson
Class of 1949
Old Town High School Graduate – 1948 Attended Maine Maritime Academy briefly and then served in the Air Force until 1954. Attended Springfield College '54-'58 where he played football – including playing on an undefeated team in '56. He was captain his senior year. Head Coach at UMass 1971-1977. He took one team to the Board Walk bowl. He was named New England Coach of the Year on two occasions. Head Coach at Syracuse University 1981-1990. He took his teams to several bowl games. Head Coach of New England Patriots 1991-1992. Won 4 Yankee Conference Championships (1971, 72, 74, 77). Syracuse team finished 11-0-1 in 1987 tying Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. American Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1987. Paul “Bear” Bryant College Coach of the Year in 1987. Bobby Dodd College Coach of the Year in 1987. Eddie Robinson College Coach of the Year in 1987. Sporting News College Coach of the Year in 1987. Walter Camp College Coach of the Year in 1987. Inducted into the College Football Hall-of-Fame in 2009. Head coaching record of 119-97-5 in 19
seasons. Inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame '85
Donald SturgeonDonald Sturgeon
Class of 1957
OTHS Class of 1957. OTHS 1965 – 1996 3 yrs teach/coach and Principal for 28
years. Elected Maine Principal of the Year 1990. 2-time BDN All-Maine team (1956 2nd team & 1957 1st team). Co-Captain on 1957 State Championship boys basketball team that went to the New England Championships at the Boston Garden. Averaged 17pts and 12 rebounds per game. Head Coach of 1967 State Championship boys basketball team. 4 year letter winner at UMaine. – Captain of 1960-61 team. Led UMaine in scoring during 1958-59 season. (317pts, 14.4pg). Led UMaine in rebounding during 1958-59 season (224rebs, 10.2pg). Ranks 12th in the UMaine record book for career rebounds (671). All-American honorable mention 1959-60. Inducted into University of Maine Sports Hall-of-Fame 1996.
Bernard MacKenzieBernard "Mac" MacKenzieTeacher, coach and Athletic Director at Old Town High School for 43 years. Assistant Coach on '52 & '57 boys State Championship basketball teams. In addition to basketball he won three State Championships in cross country and also coached baseball, football, and track and had a 63 game winning streak as the JV baseball coach. He was a charter member of Maine’s Athletic Director Association. He was a member of U-Maine’s ‘M’ Club. Member of the first ever football team at Husson College and is a member of the Husson University Hall-of-Fame. Served as President of Old Town Little League. Served as President of the Old Town Education Association. Spent 20 years as the Old Town Parks and Recreation Director. The gymnasium at Old Town High School is named in his honor. Constructed in 1952, the gym was first dedicated to Bernard MacKenzie in 1976 in recognition of his many years of service (1945-1976) to Old Town High School. The gym was rededicated to Mr. MacKenzie in November of 2000.

Robert LaheyRobert Lahey
Athletic Director
Old Town High School Athletic Director from 1974 to 1993.Founding father of the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association in 1972. Co-creator of the Maine Center for Coaching Education. In 1992 served as President of the National Athletic Administrators Association. While at Old Town High School was instrumental in adding numerous programs including field hockey, ice hockey, tennis, boys and girls soccer, girls cross country and girls indoor track. Named Maine Athletic Director of the Year in 1982, and award that is now named in his honor. Received NIAAA State Award of Merit in 1989. Received NIAAA Distinguished Service Award in 1995 Served on the NIAAA Board of Directors. Inducted in to the NIAAA Hall-of-Fame in 2010.
Skip ChappelleThomas "Skip" Chappelle
Class of 1957
OTHS Class of 1957. Part of Old Town's 1957 State Championship team. Received All-State and All-New England honors in 1957. Set a single game scoring record of 38 points in Old Towns only appearance in the New England Tournament. A record that stood as long as the tournament was held at Boston Garden. Played for Maine Central Institute’s Prep team (1957-58) that won the New England Prep Championship. Played college basketball at the University of Maine where he set 12 scoring records. - '58 - '62 Named to the All-Yankee Conference team three times. Yankee Conference scoring champion two times. Was drafted by the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks and also tried out with the Boston Celtics. Compiled a record of 217-226 in 17 seasons as the Head Coach of the University of Maine men’s basketball program. Member of Maine Central Institute Athletic Hall of Fame. Member of the University of Maine Hall-of-Fame. Member of the Maine Sports Hall-of-Fame.