Barbara J. Motes, Maine – 1989
Barbara, who is a faculty member at the University of Maine, Presque Isle, started her coaching career in 1972. At that time, she was teaching at Monte Vista, Colorado, and was coaching track & field, volleyball, and basketball. From 1980 to 1985, she was at the University of Alaska, and moved to the University of Maine in 1986.
Her coaching career, over a 23 year period, has involved students from kindergarten through to the university level. She has coached basketball for 17 seasons, cross country for one season, softball for 4 seasons, track & field for 23 seasons, and volleyball for 12 seasons.
She has also been active in officiating volleyball and track. She has presented clinics and workshops in basketball, volleyball and track & field while in Alaska and Maine.
Among the many citations she has been awarded are the District 5 NAIA Volleyball “Coach of the Year” in 1988, the Special Olympics “Coach of the Year” award in Alaska in 1984, and the NAIA Basketball Coach Scholarship award in 1987.