Friday, May 24, 2013
Ron Cote, the longtime and highly successful basketball coach from Biddeford, has been recommended by a search committee to become the next girls' basketball coach at Scarborough.
Then-Biddeford head coach Ron Cote watches his team play Cheverus in a girls Western Class A quarterfinal game at the Portland Expo in 2010. Cote coached the Biddeford girls for six seasons and had an 80-40 record.
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He will replace Tom Maines, who coached the Red Storm for just one year, leading them to the Western Class A championship game.
Cote will be presented to the Scarborough School Board at its Nov. 1 meeting, where approval is expected.
Cote had served as an assistant coach at Cheverus last year. He had resigned as the girls' basketball coach at Biddeford in 2010, after six seasons there with an 80-40 record. Previously he had coached the Biddeford boys for 16 years, winning the Western Class A title in 1991.
He also coached the Biddeford baseball team for 13 years, winning the Class A state title in 1982. And he was the University of New England men's basketball coach for seven years.
"I think this is a good opportunity for me,'' said Cote, 62. "I think it's a pretty good fit. I like their athletes, I like the way they compete, their attitudes. They're coachable kids. It all fits into my personality, my coaching philosophy.''