Coach Bessey to be Inducted to the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame

Coach Bessey to be Inducted to the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame

Jim Bessey starred in basketball and football at Williams High School, a native of Oakland, Maine, then played basketball at what is now the University of Maine at Farmington. In 38 years as a varsity high school coach, Bessey compiled a record of 479-293 — a 421-267 mark in 34 seasons at Mt. Blue and a 58-26 record in four at Madison.The multi-time Coach of the Year now serves as an assistant coach at UMF.

Coach Bessey said, " I'm humbled and grateful for the honor. I would say its a tribute to the many players I have coached over the years"

The Induction Ceremony will be Aug. 19.