Former AD Dick McGee Dies

Dick McGee passed away last Thursday at the age of 84. He was a prominent figure in Colby athletics for over 30 years, working, at different times, as head football coach, Athletic Director, assistant coach, and Professor of Physical Education. 

Outside of Colby, McGee was a figurehead for the Police Athletic League, a youth sports program serving the Central Maine area. At the turn of the milennium, the League association dedicated a new sports complex in his honor, Dick McGee Fields.

McGee first came to the state as a Rhode Island native playing football for the  University of Maine, graduating in 1957. He briefly coached the sport at Bowdoin before coming to Colby in 1967. As head coach for the varsity team, McGee led the team to its most successful year in Colby history, the 1972 campaign in which the team went 7-1 (since matched only once, in 2000).

For nearly 15 years after his football coaching stint, McGee tirelessly worked to improve Colby’s sports as Athletic Director and to expand the outreach abilities of the Police Athletic League. He was named Man of the Year in 1992 by the Colby C Club and given the Carl E. Nelson Sports Achievement award in 2007.

On March 7 at 1 pm, there will be a remembrance held in Page Commons.

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