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Maines Retires After Decades of Coaching

Covid-19 Factors Into Decision To Retire

Longtime high school basketball coach Tom Maines has retired from his coaching job at Morse High School in Bath. It ends a five decade run of coaching for the 73-year-old Maines.

In 2018, he was he was diagnosed with cancer and had a lung removed. Maines, who was ready to begin his third season at Morse, says in this day and age of Covid-19 he can’t take the chance on getting sick.

Maines was in his second stint as Morse hoops coach. Back in the late 1980s he coached the Shipbuilders to three consecutive Class A state championships. Maines also coached at Madison, Mexico and Waterville. His teams won 374 games.

In 2017, Maines was inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame and is also a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

In 1995, the Maine Basketball Coaches Association honored Maines with the ‘Contributor Award’ for outstanding contributions to high school basketball.

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