Originally published in The Weekly Packet, April 26, 2018
GSA announces first Athletic Hall of Fame inductees
Ceremony on Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m.
Former coach, teacher and athletic administrator Jim Murphy is one of seven individuals to be inducted into the inaugural George Stevens Academy Athletic Hall of Fame on April 28.
by Anne Berleant
Five outstanding athletes, one coach and administrator and a longtime volunteer will be inducted into the inaugural George Stevens Academy Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 28. All inductees left a lasting impression in different ways.
Annie Allen (1982). A four-sport athlete, Allen scored 1,125 points in four years as a starter for the girls varsity basketball team, was recruited by University of Maine, Orono, and now lives with her partner in Holden, and is vice-president of family blueberry business.
Lora Trenkle Cooperman (2000). A four-year varsity basketball team starter scoring 1,221 points, Cooperman next led the Bowdoin College team to the NESCAC championship and Sweet 16 NCAA tournament for four years, and to the finals as a senior captain. She lives in New York City with her family and works on Wall Street.
Bryan Graham (1993). A school record-setter in the 2-mile run, Graham won the 1993 state indoor track championship in that event. Graham ran cross country at Tufts University where as a senior he won the Eastern College Athletic Conference indoor title in the 3000 meter run. He teaches economics at UC Berkeley, where he lives with his family.
Matt Haney (1994). Captain of the varsity baseball team that went to the 1994 state championship, Haney also played soccer and basketball and was a senior baseball all-star. He then played baseball for the University of Maine, and after stayed on as an assistant baseball coach and worked in high school athletics. He currently is Mount Desert High School principal.
Edd Hardie. A GSA volunteer basketball scorekeeper for 21years, Hardie left Deer Isle-Stonington High School in 11th grade to join the service. He fought in Vietnam, and after 17 years in the military, became a local school bus driver. He now lives in Orland.
Jim Murphy. A business teacher at GSA starting in 1974, Murphy coached basketball, baseball and golf, and was athletic administrator from 1984-2015. Murphy received a National Federation of State High Schools Citation Award in 2007 and was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Honors in 2014. He lives in Augusta with his wife, Linda.
Dwayne Webber (1980). A three-year varsity starter in basketball and baseball, Webber was a member of the basketball team that won the 1979 state championship, scoring 1,225 points in his high school career. Webber is president of EBS Building Supplies, and lives with his family in Blue Hill.
The ceremony begins with dinner at 2 p.m. in the GSA cafeteria, with the induction ceremony to follow.