FARMINGTON, Maine — The basketball court at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Dearborn Gymnasium will be named Len MacPhee Court during a dedication ceremony honoring the school’s legendary coach on Friday, Sept. 16.

The dedication will honor the former coach on a newly renovated gymnasium floor. The event with coincide with a campaign to raise funds for a dedicated auxiliary varsity weight room in Dearborn.

MacPhee retired from the University of Maine at Farmington in June 2001 after 36 years. He coached men’s basketball for 24 years, women’s basketball for seven years, baseball for six years, softball for three years, and taught in the physical education department.

MacPhee’s service also included director of athletics, chair of the physical education program and director of the Coaching Certificate program. As director of athletics, MacPhee initiated the Athletics Hall of Fame, an athletics newsletter, and the Friends of UMF Athletics fund-raising program.

As a basketball coach, he earned numerous coach of the year awards with both teams and holds the record for most career wins in the men’s program with 322.

MacPhee is a member of the University of Maine at Farmington Athletics Hall of Fame, the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, and will be inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Aug. 21.

UMaine football completes coaching staff

New University of Maine head football coach Joe Harasymiak has completed his coaching staff with the addition of fullbacks/tight ends coach Pat Denecke and outside linebackers coach Jared Keyte, the school announced Friday.

Denecke, a native of Buffalo, New York, is a former Washington & Jefferson offensive lineman who spent the last three seasons as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Nevada where he worked with the defensive line, tight ends and offensive line.

Keyte, a native of Holland Patent, New York, who was a quarterback for four seasons at Utica College, served in defensive quality control at Rutgers University last season, working specifically with a linebacker group led by All-Conference selection Steve Longa.

Keyte also was a graduate assistant coach at Springfield College where he worked with the defensive backs.