“My daughter gained so much confidence. She is playing at a totally different level with her school team during the summer session.”~Anonymous
Athletic Director, Cony HS
As head coach of the Cony Girls basketball program from 1985 – 2008, Coach Vachon’s teams changed the face of girl’s basketball in the state of Maine and established a level of success that may never be duplicated: 433 wins vs. 37 losses; 7 State Class A championships; 11 Eastern Maine A championships; 8 Eastern Maine A runner-up titles. A member of the New England Sports Hall of Fame and founder of the Capital City Girls Basketball Clinic, Coach Vachon is highly sought after for his motivational skills in engaging youth to reach their potential – be it on the court, in the classroom or in their profession.
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Now in his 6th year as head coach of Men’s Basketball at Thomas, Coach Maines has been the driving force behind the resurgence of the Terrier men’s basketball program. A member of the 1989 Class A State Champion Morse High School (Bath) team, Coach Maines continued his playing career at Colby College under the tutelage of legendary coach Dick Whitmore, afterwards serving as an assistant to Whitmore for another seven years. With the Terriers now considered perennial contenders for the conference championship, Coach Maines was recognized by his peers in 2009 as NAC Coach of the Year.
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
In his 1st year as head coach of the woman’s basketball program at Thomas, Coach Rioux brings with him a long history of success. Beginning his coaching career as an assistant at Cony under Paul Vachon in 1993, Ted became head coach for girls basketball at Brunswick HS (1998-2001), Belfast HS (2001-2006) and Waterville HS (2006-2011). At Waterville, Coach Rioux led the lady Panthers to three consecutive undefeated seasons and Class B State Championships, compiling a record of 69-0 during that span. During his 10 years at Belfast and Waterville, Coach Rioux’s teams compiled an overall record of 146 - 61.