Scarborough picks Brown as boys’ hockey coach

Longtime assistant coach Jacob Brown has been promoted to be the head coach for the boys’ hockey team at Scarborough High.

Brown replaces Norm Gagne, who left Scarborough after eight seasons to return to his alma mater, Edward Little. Gagne has 715 career wins and seven state championships, including the Class A title with the Red Storm in 2015.

Brown, a middle school teacher in Scarborough, served as an assistant coach for the last seven years.

“Coach Brown joins an outstanding family of coaches here in Scarborough,” said Mike LeGage, the Scarborough athletic director, in a press release. “His expertise will provide Scarborough’s student-athletes with the best opportunity to learn those important life skills essential for success on and off the ice.”

Brown was a four-year varsity player at Lewiston High.


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The Pistons said McCloskey died Thursday in Savannah, Georgia. He had fought Alzheimer’s disease.

Led by McCloskey draft picks Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars and Dennis Rodman – all Hall of Famers, along with coach Chuck Daly – and trade acquisitions Bill Laimbeer, Vinnie Johnson, Rick Mahorn, Mark Aguirre and James Edwards, the Pistons won back-to-back NBA titles.

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Zellous scored just 22 points in the team’s first five games but surpassed that mark early in the fourth quarter.


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The deal announced also includes an option for 2019-20.

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