UMFK names Holabird new head women's basketball coach
FORT KENT - The University of Maine at Fort Kent has named Bradley Holabird, a Caribou, Maine native, as the next women's basketball coach at the far northern university. In an announcement that UMFK Athletic Director, Bill Ashby made. Holabird takes over for Lucas Levesque who the administration chose as the new UMFK assistant director of admissions this fall.
Holabird, who is the current head athletic trainer at UMFK, graduated from the University of Maine-Presque Isle in 2005 with a bachelor of science in physical education with a concentration in athletic training and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.
Holabird most recently served as boys varsity assistant basketball coach in Caribou, Maine from 2006-2009 where he worked under Varsity Head Coach Chris Casavant. Holabird has been working very closely with each student-athlete at UMFK since his tenure began at UMFK as head athletic trainer in mid-October of last year.
The Lady Bengals return five players from last year's team including Sunrise Conference Rookie of the Year Jenn Colpitts of Scarborough. UMFK (13-11) lost in the SC semi-finals to eventual champ University Maine Machias a year ago. Levesque ends his coaching career with UMFK at 138-83 over eight years including five Sunrise Conference Championships and five trips to the NAIA Division II National Tournament (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010).
Holabird and UMFK will open their 2011-12 campaign against the University Maine Machias on Friday November 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bengal Classic in Fort Kent.