Gray-New Gloucester basketball’s golden opportunity

Hear from the man who coached GNG to a state title in his first season with the Patriots.
The gold basketball trophy sits on a table while players and coaches celebrate in the distance.
Photo by Roger McCord.

Maine crowned 10 boys’ and girls’ teams as state basketball champions in five classes earlier this month. In this episode of Chasing Maine, we showcase Gray-New Gloucester High School, which won the Gold Ball in the boys’ Class A division.

With a win over Hampden Academy on March 2, the Gray-New Gloucester Patriots brought home a state title for the first time since 1975. Coach Ian McCarthy — in his first year as head coach for the Patriots — spoke to us about what made the team so strong and what it felt like to win at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

Chasing Maine is a video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Follow the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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