Seavey named new Freeport girls' basketball coach

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Jim Seavey, who coached the Greely girls to the 2004 Class B state championship and Scarborough’s girls to the 2010 Class A Gold Ball, has been hired as the new girls’ basketball coach at Freeport. Seavey, a three-time Forecaster Coach of the Year, spent the 2011-12 season as an assistant coach with the University of Southern Maine women’s basketball team. The Falcons went 9-10 last winter and lost to Wells in the Western B preliminary round, but with players like Nina Davenport, Aubrey Pennell and Leigh Wyman returning, they figure to be a top contender.
“I wanted to get back to the high school level,” said Seavey. “I like the idea of developing the youth and middle school programs and taking the high school program to another level. Coaching is in my blood. I’m excited to get started. There’s a nice little nucleus. We have an opportunity to do something. Success breeds success. I’m not afraid of a challenge.”
“(Jim) can make a major splash next year,” said Freeport athletic director Craig Sickels. “We’re going to be a strong team. Every AD I’ve talked to says he knows his stuff. His girls are well prepared. Skills and drills are right up his alley. Being the smallest school in Western Class B, we have to up the ante. Jim brings a new level of expectations and energy. Our girls are ready to win.”