WALDOBORO — The Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame will recognize eight inductees at its annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Elks Lodge in Rockland.

The latest group of inductees include Matt Breen, Marty Carey, Nick DePatsy, Richard Harden, Kyle O’Bryan, Randy Shrout, Laurie Smith and Gary Spinney. Harden and Shrout will be enshrined posthumous.

The physical hall of fame is housed in the Dow Discount Furniture building in Waldoboro, while the induction ceremony is in Rockland.

For ticket information, contact Dave Ames at damesref@tidewater.net or call 789-5118.

The 2022 class includes:

Matt Breen — He is a 1997 graduate of Rockland District High School where he lettered in soccer, football, basketball and baseball. He was a 1,000-point soccer for the Tigers’ basketball team, being named Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference player of the year his junior and senior years. He also was All-KVAC in baseball his junior year. Breen went on to Husson College where he had a stellar career in basketball, and helped lead the Eagles to conference championships, appearances in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament and personal accomplishments of being an NAIA academic All-American, NAIA national scholar-athlete, Nelson DeGrasse Award winner and an all-conference selection. After graduation from Husson, Breen got into coaching basketball at his alma mater, RDHS and later Oceanside High School. He has had a successful coaching career, leading the Tiger boys and then Mariner boys and girls varsity hoop teams. He has accumulated more than 200 wins, including a Class B East runner-up, Class A North champion and Class A runner-up in boys basketball and, most recently, the state Class B championship with an undefeated Mariner girls team, led by his daughter, Bailey, a second-team All-State selection.

Marty Carey — He attended Rockland District High School 1968-72. Carey began playing pool at the age of 12 in one of two pool halls in Rockland. By age 14 he was beating older players in rotation, Kelly Pool and bottle pool. He got into competitive pool and in the 1990s when he was winning many of the top tournaments on the East Coast in the Miller World Series of Tavern Pool. After moving to California, Carey got interested in trick pool and billiards. He has won or had top finishes in numerous tournaments throughout the country individually and on a team. He has been ranked as high as 12th in the world and has been inducted into the New England Pool & Billiards Hall of Fame. Carey resides in Waldoboro and was the innovator of a trick shot cue called the Marty Carey Jump Q.

Nick DePatsy — He is a 1982 graduate of Medomak Valley High School where he was a varsity letter winner on the boys basketball team and named most valuable player his senior year. While he attended the University of Maine at Farmington, DePatsy got into coaching subvarsity teams in area schools near Farmington. After graduation from college, DePatsy was a Division III college assistant for two years before he became the head coach for the Madison High School boys varsity team. He served there for three years, where he averaged 13 wins. He returned to the Midcoast, as he took the helm at Georges Valley High School in Thomaston, where his teams reached the regional tournament eight straight years, including the Class C West finals twice. He coached Lincoln Academy in Newcastle for three years, where he helped the Eagles achieve tournament success. In 2007-2008 DePatsy returned to his alma mater, Medomak Valley, as the head coach. In 15 years, his Panther teams have qualified for the tournament 15 times, with eight Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship appearances, five KVAC titles and played in four regional championships, winning two of them only to lose in the state finals, once at the buzzer. DePatsy has 381 career wins with 13 state or conference coach-of-the-year honors. He also currently holds the record for most coaching wins in school history, having passed the legendary Art Dyer in 2019. DePatsy remains active in promoting peewee basketball programs and runs summer basketball camps for area youths.

Richard Harden (posthumous) — He grew up in the “highlands” of Rockland, near the Rockland Golf Club where he was a caddy and started to learn the game. He graduated from Rockland High School in 1937. As a left-hander it was not as easy to learn the game, since left-handed equipment was rare and expensive so he learned to play right-handed. In 1937, Harden captained the undefeated Rockland golf team that won the Eastern Maine championship and runner-up in the state championship. He also won the 1937 schoolboy individual championship and was runner-up in the 1937 Maine State Junior Championship. Harden went on to have a successful golf career, as he won many local and regional tournaments. He also was an active member of his community, serving as a Boy Scout Troop leader, member of the Rockland Kiwanis Club and as coach of the Kiwanis Little League team. He also was an avid skier and played on the Rockland ice hockey team, where he was captain his senior year.

Kyle O’Bryan — He is a 1989 graduate of Lincoln Academy where he won varsity letters for three years in soccer, basketball and baseball. In soccer he was the goalie, who had outstanding instincts in stopping shots, and helped lead his team to a state Class B championship in 1987, state runner-up in 1988, while he captained the team in 1989. In basketball, O’Bryan was an outstanding defender while being one of the team’s top scorers. He was a 1,000-point scorer for the Eagles, who won the 1989 state Class B championship. They were Class B runners-up in the West in 1988. O’Bryan tied the single-game record of 40 points in one game and scored 83 points in the 1989 Class B West tournament. He was a McDonald’s all star in 1989 and captain of the 1989 team. In baseball, he also captained the team in 1989. O’Bryan went on to Bates College where he played on the varsity basketball team.

Randy Shrout (posthumous) — He is a 1968 graduate of Rockland District High School where he was a three-year letter winner on the varsity football, basketball and baseball teams. He was best known as a left-handed pitcher on the baseball team. Shrout attended Bridgton Academy in 1969 after graduation from Rockland. He attended the University of Maine, University of Pennsylvania, Indiana State and University of Connectictut to receive his bachelor’s and masters degrees in sports medicine. Shrout became the head athletic Ttainer at Boston College, as he took the program from a staff of two to more than 25. He traveled with the football team as the trainer in the days of Doug Flutie, as Shrout also served as the trainer for the Eagle basketball team. He was made an assistant athletic director at Boston College and in 1997 he was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Athletic Club Hall of Fame. He is the only non-BC graduate to receive the honor.

Laurie Smith — She is a 1986 graduate of Wiscasset High School where she was the first 1,000-point soccer in the school’s history. She received Bangor Daily News honorable mention in 1986. Smith also played on the 1986 McDonald’s All-Star Team. During her playing years, her teams were 53-19, with eight of those losses coming when she was out of the lineup due to an injury. Smith went on to star at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, N.H., where she was a strong scorer and prolific rebounder. After graduation from college Smith joined the Air Force and was a player on the 1989-90 US Air Force Women’s Team.

Gary Spinney — He grew up in Gray and graduated from Gray-New Gloucester High School in 1966. After getting an undergraduate degree from University of Maine/Presque Isle and graduate degree from University of Maine, Spinney became a physical education teacher at Camden-Rockport elementary and middle schools, as he served in that position 41 years. He is a nationally-recognized physical education teacher, who has received six national awards and three New England awards. He was recognized as the 1987 Maine Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year and the 1988 NASPE Eastern District Elementary Teacher of the Year and 1988 National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. He is noted for his jump rope teams that have won acclaim throughout the country. In 2013, Camden-Rockport Elementary School was recognized as the Maine American Heart Association school of the year, and in that same year, Spinney was awarded the New England American Heart Association volunteer of the year for his Jump Rope for Heart Program. Spinney also has served as the athletic administrator at the middle school and successfully has coached numerous Schooner soccer and basketball teams.

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