Former MMA Athletic Director Honored By National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Maine Chapter

first_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts BRUNSWICK — Long time and former Maine Maritime Academy Director of Athletics, William Mottola, was recently honored by the Maine chapter of the National Football Foundation with “The Contribution To Amateur Football Award”.Bill Mottola went to Maine Maritime Academy in 1967 as an assistant football coach, baseball coach, and faculty member in the physical education department. In 1968 he became the head football coach at MMA, a position he held for 11 years. From 1979 until his retirement in 2004 he served as the director of athletics.In 1971 Bill established an instructional football camp on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy for youth between the ages of 8 to 18. The mission of the camp was to give each athlete concentrated individualized instruction, to stress basic skills and to help each player perform at the peak of their potential. Camp Touchdown brought together outstanding football coaches who were committed to helping each athlete perfect their skill and learn new ones. Camp Touchdown served hundreds of Maine athletes for thirty years from 1971 to 2001.Bill was elected Commissioner of the New England Football Conference in 1997, a position he held for eight years. During his tenure the league increased from eight to fourteen teams. The William Mottola Most Valuable Player award is presented yearly at the New England Football Conference Championship game, to the games most valuable player.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn 1987 Bill was named the “administrator of the year” in the Northeast by the NAIA. Bill was selected to serve on the NCAA Division III football championship committee and chaired that committee during his final year as a member. For several years her served as a site director for the NCAA Division III playoffs.Bill was honored to receive the New England Football Writers George C. Carens Award for Contributions to New England Football and The All-American Football Foundation Asa Bushnell Commissioner Award for his work as Commissioner of the New England Football Conference.In recognition of his 37 years of exemplary service to Maine Maritime Academy as a coach and administrator, the William J. Mottola Mariner Athletics Hall of Fame was dedicated during MMA’s 2004 homecoming and Bill was honored as it’s charter inductee.Bill still lives in Castine with his wife Sally. They have two sons Bill and Tony who continue the family coaching tradition.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Fenceviewer Staffcenter_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014last_img read more

Triche signs with Bobcats for Summer League

first_img Related Stories Triche’s future remains uncertain with Draft nearing Facebook Twitter Google+ Brandon Triche, one of two undrafted free agents from Syracuse hoping for a shot in the NBA, signed with the Charlotte Bobcats to play with their summer league team, Triche’s brother, Mike, confirmed in a text message to The Daily Orange.The former SU guard’s father, Melvin Triche said that the agreement for Triche to play with the Bobcats was finalized within 10 minutes of the end of Thursday night’s Draft.Melvin said Triche sent him a text message that said “I’m with Charlotte” minutes after the Draft. He also said the Bobcats had been in contact with Triche’s agent from the Billy Duffy Agency since Triche became a client. Charlotte did not have a second round pick, but did have a spot in mind for Triche, Melvin said.Triche worked out with about a dozen teams in hopes of finding his way into the second round of the Draft, now he’ll have to prove himself in the NBA’s Summer League. Charlotte is one of 22 teams that fields a team for the Las Vegas season that runs from July 12-22.Every team that Triche worked out for — the Nets, Pistons, Kings, Trailblazers, Knicks, Lakers, Clippers, Mavericks, Suns, Magic and Celtics — called about Triche playing for them in the Summer League Friday, but Triche’s agent thought the Bobcats gave him the best chance of making a team, Melvin said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMelvin also said that recovering from a back bruise Triche suffered against Pittsburgh Feb. 2 greatly helped his workout performances.Triche started every game in his career for the Orange and averaged 13.6 points per game last season. The guard joins a Bobcats team that was the worst in the NBA last season and drafted only one player during Thursday’s NBA Draft, former Indiana big man Cody Zeller.Said Melvin, about Michael Jordan, the Bobcats Chairman, taking interest in his son, “That feels good.”Sports editor Jacob Klinger contributed reporting to this article. Commentscenter_img Published on June 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Watch Steve Blake’s game-winning 3-pointer against the Rockets

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers’ assembled range of castoffs will all have to provide a contribution that represents a sum greater than their parts in a 99-98 win over the Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard. Steve Blake marked the best candidate, making a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left. Rockets guard Patrick Beverly then missed a 3-point attempt as time expired. See the video.“That’s the way we have to win,” said Blake, who posted 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting and four of six from 3-point range. “We can’t do it by ourselves. We don’t have that player right now. To do it together is the most important.”Well, Blake had help with other Lakers providing clutch moments.last_img

Messi comeback possible as Barca launch UCL charge

first_img“We will decide tomorrow. For the last week we have been unsure whether he will be able to play, but he has trained two or three times and made a good impression. We will see,” said Valverde at a press conference on Monday.The Barcelona coach refused to say whether 16-year-old Ansu Fati, who became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer earlier this month, would break another record by becoming the youngest ever Champions League debutant on Tuesday.“If he plays, then it will not be because of the record,” said the coach.Valverde said that his team were looking to put the past behind them after their dramatic semi-final defeat to eventual winners Liverpool in last season’s Champions League.“If you have one bad day, you can be knocked out of this competition. We lost just one match last season, but it was a decisive match,” he said, adding that Barcelona wanted to go further this year than they had in the past two seasons.Yet Marc Ter Stegen, Barcelona’s German keeper, who played under current Dortmund coach Lucien Favre at Borussia Moenchengladbach earlier in his career, warned that Dortmund would provide a tough first test.“Lucien Favre is one of the best coaches I have ever worked under, and he will have thought of a way to hurt us,” said the German.“It is always difficult to come here, and we always struggled here with ‘Gladbach, but we will try to win and get a good start to the competition.”“It is a spectacular stadium and the supporters are always crazy, but we will try not to be influenced by that.”Barcelona have conceded six goals in four games this season and are yet to win away from home.“We are conceding a lot of goals at the moment, we have to accept that and try to improve,” Ter Stegen“Some of the mistakes we are making are easy to correct.”0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ernesto Valverde said that Barcelona were looking to put last season’s Champions League disappointment behind them this year © AFP / SASCHA SCHUERMANNBERLIN, Germany, Sep 16 – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said Monday that Lionel Messi could make his comeback against Borussia Dortmund as the Catalan giants launch a fresh assault on the Champions League title in Germany on Tuesday evening.Messi, who has missed the beginning of the season with a calf injury, was named in Barcelona’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League opener, though it remains unclear whether the Argentinian will play.last_img read more