Gwen Bacon, Maine – 2005
Gwen is the Athletic Administrator at Messalonskee High School in Oakland, Maine. Prior to that, she was a physical education teacher and coach at Messalonskee for 29 years. She has coached gymnastics, JV basketball, varsity basketball, JV field hockey, varsity field hockey, and varsity girls’ lacrosse. She also coaches women’s volleyball at the University of Maine at Augusta.
wen is currently affiliated with the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. She is a member of the Maine Field Hockey Association, the Kennebec Valley Athletic conference, and the Pine Tree conference.
Gwen’s field hockey teams (1981-1992) have a record of 151-30-10; her basketball teams (1977-1992) have a record of 74-36, and her gymnastics teams (1975-1977) have a record of 15-5. Records for her volleyball team s (1975-1977) and her lacrosse teams (1975-1977) are not available.
During her career, Gwen has served as a coach, official, clinician, panelist, and board of directors’ member in the Maine Field Hockey Association and as an athletic administrator. While in college, Gwen held her official’s rating in volleyball.
Her teams have been involved in post-season play. Her field hockey teams were State Champions in 1986, 1990, 1991, and 1992. They were Eastern Maine runners-up in 1985 and 1988. Her basketball teams were Conference Champions in 1980 and 1981 and Western Maine runners-up in 1990.
She has be recognized by the Maine High School coaches Association as Coach of the Year for Field Hockey in 1990 and 1991; named the conference Coach of the Year for field hockey in 1990, and the Conference Coach of the Year for Girls’ Lacrosse in 2000. She has also been recognized by the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference as the Athletic Administrator of the Year.
During her tenure as athletic administrator, she has added the following sports at Messalonskee High School: varsity ice hockey, boys and girls lacrosse, varsity golf, boys and girls tennis, and freshman field hockey. While she worked to establish the girls’ lacrosse program she was the volunteer coach. Gwen serves on many boards for professional associations supporting girls’ sports and has presented as professional meetings and conferences to advance girls sports in Maine.