Greely High has hired Todd Flaherty as its girls’ basketball coach.

Flaherty, 52, has 18 years of experience coaching boys’ high school basketball, including five seasons as the head coach at Morse High in Bath and three at St. Dominic in Lewiston. His teams made the state tournament five times, including all three seasons at St. Dom’s (2013-15). He did not coach last season.

“I actually started thinking about possibly switching to girls a couple years ago,” said Flaherty, who lives in Phippsburg. “I was looking for a K-12 program. Greely with its reputation athletically and academically is a tremendous opportunity.”

Flaherty replaces Joel Rogers who compiled a 67-17 record in four seasons and led the Rangers to the 2015 Class B state championship and a berth in the Class A regional final in 2016. Rogers resigned in May.

Flaherty, who was hired June 14, has had two days of gym time with his new team, which returns four key scorers including Maine Sunday Telegram all-state guard Anna DeWolfe.

“I wasn’t aware of the specifics of who they had coming back or their expectations when I applied but it didn’t take long to figure out expectations are high and they should be,” Flaherty said.

Greely Athletic Director David Shapiro said Flaherty distinguished himself from a field of 15 candidates.

“He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program,” Shapiro said.

FIELD HOCKEY

YARMOUTH: After eight seasons as the head coach at Cheverus High, Amy Ashley will be the field hockey coach at Yarmouth in 2016. Ashley works in the Yarmouth athletic department and will continue to be the Clippers’ softball coach.

Ashley replaces Mandy Lewis, who recently took a job as an assistant principal in Wiscasset. Yarmouth announced it had hired Ashley to replace Lewis on Wednesday.

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