Lawrence High School girls basketball coach John Donato has joined the 500-win coach club - a club that includes only a few around the state.

Donato's Bulldogs beat Brewer 76-39 on Saturday to improve to 7-0 this season.

In his 38th year, Donato has coached as Messalonskee, Mt.View, Hall-Dale and Houlton before taking over the Lawrence program.

At Houlton, his Shiretowners teams won 261 games, 9 Eastern B titles and 4 state championships.

Among the Maine high school coaches with 500 wins - Dick Barstow, Gavin Kane, I.J. Pinkham and Roger Reed.

NOTE:  John Donato will be a guest Monday on the Morning Pitch Show! You can hear the live interview at 7:35am on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket and