Class of 2015

Edward Taylor Class of 1952

  • 1951 Eastern Maine Class A basketball runner-up
  • 1952 Class A state basketball champion
  • 1952 All-Tourney team – honorable mention
  • 1952 Penobscot County foul shooting champion
  • 1951 Football Eastern Maine all-scholastic team
  • 1951 PVC discus champion
  • 1952 PVC discus and shot put runner-up
  • 1952 Class A discus and shot put state champion, High Point Man of the Meet
  • 1952 OTHS Outstanding Senior Athlete award
  • Lettered in football, basketball, and track at Springfield College
  • Played on undefeated Springfield football team in 1956
  • Won gold medals in discus and javelin at Eastern Intercollegiate Championship in 1957
  • Captained the Springfield football and track teams his senior year
  • Coached varsity basketball at Old Town for 9 seasons and led the 1980 team to an Eastern Maine championship
  • Coached several state champions in track & field
  • 1981 East/West all-stars coach
  • 1985 National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association Distinguished Service Award
  • Spent 15 years as a physical education instructor at OTHS

Gloria Burke Boucher Class of 1953
  • Played softball and basketball at Old Town High School
  • Widely considered one of the best players to ever wear an Old Town uniform.
  • Helped lead Old Town to an undefeated season in 1952 when they outscored their opponents 112-40
  • During her four seasons, the softball team posted an impressive 29-7 record and scored a combined 529 runs.
  • Was one of the first girl's basketball players at OTHS when it first started as an intramural sport.

Coach Rod White
  • Started coaching at Old Town High School in 1983
  • Named head cross country coach in 1995
  • Named head track coach in 1988
  • Led 1990 girls indoor track team to a state championship title
  • Coached the 1994 boys indoor track team to the class B state championship
  • Old Town track teams have won 12 Eastern Maine Championships under Coach White’s guidance
  • Coach White also runs the Old Town Track Club through the Parks & Recreation department in the summer where he has coached hundreds of the city’s youth.

Kelly Thorne DiGiulian Class of 1988

  • Lettered in ice hockey, softball and field hockey at Old Town High School
  • Was the first female ice hockey player at Old Town High
  • PVC field hockey all-star
  • Member of the OTHS band
  • Class President
  • National Honor Society
  • Played ice hockey at the University of New Hampshire
  • Helped the Wildcats post a 70-15-3 record in her four seasons
  • Won two ECAC Championships at UNH
  • Helped UNH complete its first 20 win season
  • Was part of the 200th win in UNH program history
  • Received master’s degree in sports psychology from Purdue University
  • Earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver

Coach David Ploch
  • One of the most successful swimming coaches in the state with an impressive 13 state championships
  • Girls head coach form 1983-89 and won the Eastern Maine Championship in 1983 and 86
  • Boys head coach for 21 seasons
  • Led Old Town High to 13 straight state championships from 1985-97. This is a class B record for consecutive titles and tied for the state record with Portland High School
  • Guided his teams to 3 undefeated seasons
  • Named Coach of the Year eight times. Once as the girl's coach and 7 times as the boy's coach
  • Awarded the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association State Distinguished Service award in 1989
  • Served as league President
  • Inducted into the Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 2007
  • Served as the assistant swim coach for the Old Town Orono YMCA
  • Has worked as a teacher in the Old Town school system for 33 years

1979 Boys State Champion Swim Team

The 1979 boys swim team holds the distinction of winning the first state championship for this sport in school history. This accomplishment occurred in an era when all teams in the state competed in class A.This team not only completed a perfect 9-0 season but dominated the state championship meet by beating runner-up Cape Elizabeth by 54 points.
Their state championship performance included placing at least one swimmer in the top six of every event and smashed 7 school records along the way Without the benefit of an individual champion in the state meet, the 1979 team should serve as a shining example of what can be accomplished by epitomizing the meaning of TEAM.