Cosgrove, Clukey, Ferris, Flaherty Among Inductees
The Maine Sports Hall-of-Fame has announced they will induct nine new members at its annual banquet on May 4. The Class of 2014 includes college coaches, Olympians, politicians, and broadcasters. This years inductees are Jack Cosgrove, Julia Clukey, George Mitchell, Steve Pound, Elle Logan, Joe Ferris, Bill Green, Ed Flaherty, and Abby Spector.
Julia Faith Dawson Clukey — America’s top-ranked women’s luger ranked sixth in the world with two second-place finishes on the World Cup circuit, Clukey missed qualifying for the U.S. Olympic luge team December 13, 2013 finishing sixth by 0.013 seconds.
Jack W. Cosgrove — Head football coach at Maine since 1993, Cosgrove led the Black Bears to a 10-3 record in 2013 that included the school’s first Colonial Athletic Association title. For the second time in three years, Cosgrove was named Coach of the Year by the New England Football Writers Association.
Joseph L. Ferris — Pitching for Maine in the 1964 College World Series, Ferris recorded wins against Seton Hall and Southern California and was credited with a save in the Black Bears’ victory over Arizona State. He was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Edward J. Flaherty — All-America performer at Maine in 1975, Flaherty has served as head coach of baseball at Southern Maine since 1986. His teams have made seven World Series appearances, winning national titles in 1991 and 1997. During Flaherty’s tenure the Huskies’ record is 842-379.
William C. (Bill) Green — Through the “Green Outdoors” and “Bill Green’s Maine,” the Bangor native has created a distinctive and recognizable visual platform for the state’s recreational and outdoor sports. Green is a registered Maine Guide who enjoys hunting and fishing, especially for stripers.
Eleanor D. Logan — Logan won a gold medal with the U.S. women’s eight crew in the 2008 Olympics at Beijing and repeated four years later in London. Last year the Stanford graduate won the single sculls at the National Selection Regatta. She is preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero.
George J. Mitchell — An international statesman, Mitchell is a central figure in two high profile sports-related developments. He was selected by Major League Baseball in 2006 to lead an investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs. In 2012 Mitchell served as an independent third party athletics integrity monitor for Penn State in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving a football coach.
Steven M. Pound — At Stearns High School, Pound led the Minutemen to the 1968 State LL championship, averaging 40 points per game, including a 68-point performance against Caribou. During his career at Acadia University in Halifax, NS Pound was twice voted Athlete of the Year.
Abigail L. (Abby) Spector — At the age of 15, Spector won the first of seven state women’s amateur championships and was awarded a full golf scholarship at the University of North Carolina. In 2001 she won the New England Women’s Amateur title. Spector was “best overall” at UNC in 2003.