Ricky Craven Among Maine Hall-of-Fame Inductees for 2013
The Maine Sports Hall-of-Fame has announced the nine inductees that will make up the class of 2013.Heading the list is former NASCAR driver and current ESPN analyst Ricky Craven. The Newburgh native won races in four different series as a professional which included 2 Sprint Cup series wins and 41 top ten finishes. The other inductees include:
Paula Doughty – 31 seasons as Skowhegan field hockey coach where she has over 430 wins and 11 state championships.
Douglas Brown – Captained 1968 Bowdoin hockey team. Spent 6 years as the team physician for US women’s national soccer team, and 6 years as medical consultant for the US men’s team.
Gary Fifield – USM women’s basketball coach has over 600 career wins.
John Robinson – Multi time national champion in power-lifting and bodybuilding.
Robert Russo – Team New England head boxing coach 14 times and USA/New England coach of the year in 2008.
Paul Vachon – Won 7 state championships and 11 Eastern Maine titles as girls basketball coach at Cony high school.
Manchester Wheeler – UMaine quarterback from 1958-61 before getting drafted by the Buffalo Bills.
John Wolfgram – Has won 10 state championships in high school football while coaching the programs at Cheverus, South Portland, Madison and Gardiner.
The induction ceremony will take place on May 5th.