Spurling, Parady named Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductees

first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Terry Spurling and Mount Desert Island’s Bernard Parady were announced Wednesday as two of 19 inductees into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2017 class.Spurling, a former All-State player, was part of the legendary Ellsworth boys’ teams that claimed back-to-back state titles in both 1953 and 1954. He later played at the University of Maine and coached at both Aroostook Central Institute and Houlton.Parady spent 26 years coaching the boys’ basketball teams at both Mount Desert High School in Northeast Harbor and MDI High School in Bar Harbor. His Mount Desert teams won state titles in 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1965, and MDI named the gymnasium in his honor in 1991.Others set to be inducted include Houlton’s Diane Nagle, Stearns’ Terry Carr and current Husson University women’s head coach Kissy Walker. The induction ceremony will be held Aug. 20 at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

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