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Ordman Alley '64 and Carroll LaHaye '77 to be Inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame

Added on: September 24, 2012

Ceremony to take place September 29 during Homecoming

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias has announced this year’s inductees into the UMM Clipper Athletics Hall of Fame. Ordman Alley, Sr. ’64 of Beals and Carroll LaHaye ’77 of Ashland, Virginia, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during Homecoming and Family Weekend on Saturday, September 29.

Alley, best known for his coaching success at Jonesport-Beals High School, was a 1,000-point scorer for the men’s basketball team of Washington State Teachers College, now known as UMM.

After graduating with a degree in education, Alley went on to coach the boy’s basketball team at Jonesport-Beals for 39 years, accumulating more than 500 career wins. He led the Royals to nine state championships and 13 Eastern Maine titles. In 2003, he was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. Alley retired from coaching in 2005.

LaHaye was a four-year starter for the Clippers women’s basketball team during the mid-1970s, and helped lead the team to the 1975-76 state championship. She was selected to the all-state team her senior year by the Maine Basketball Writers Association. She was also a standout player for the UMM volleyball team.

Since 1982, LaHaye has been head coach of the Randolph-Macon College women’s basketball team. During her coaching career, she has led the Yellow Jackets to four NCAA Sweet 16 appearances, two trips to the Elite 8, and a spot in National Championship game in 2005. LaHaye has been named Coach of the Year on numerous occasions.

In January 2012, during her 30th season as head coach, LaHaye became one of just 15 Division III women’s basketball coaches to record 500 career victories.

The induction ceremony for Alley and LaHaye will take place during UMM’s Homecoming and Family Weekend, at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, in the Reynolds Center Gymnasium.

 

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