Inducted in 2000
D. MacGregor
Born on April 14, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Education:
Roger Ludlow High School
Andrew Ward High School, CT, 1957

Bruce MacGregor's basketball coaching expertise gained global reach - clinics in Africa in 1984 - in the course of a 26-year career at Husson College of state, regional and national preeminence.

At his retirement following 1993-94 season, the Connecticut native was the winningest college coach in New England at any level with 545 victories, 176 defeats; standing fifth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Self-described as an "average" player but hard worker, MacGregor as a sophomore helped Roger Ludlow High School win the 1955 New England Interscholastic Championship (defeating Maine champion's Bangor in the semifinals) prior to solid play at Springfield College.

Bruce displayed his coaching knack at the junior high and high school levels. At school with a low hoop profile previously, he guided Reading, MA High to a 90-20 record, thence on to Bangor's Husson.

Consistent power in the Western Maine Athletic Conference, MacGregor's Braves in 22 post-season appearances won six NAIA district championships and were runners-up eight times; reached the NAIA nationals seven times.

Bruce earned 12 Coach of the Year Honors. Also Husson's athletic director for 16 years, he was named National NAIA Athletic Administrator of the Year in 1994 after being twice named New England Sports Boss of the Year.

Other coaching feats: Golf, two NAIA district titles in six years; baseball, one NAIA district crown in three years.

Extremely active on the NAIA national and regional committees, MacGregor has preached the hoop gospel all over - from the Northeast Basketball School and Husson Camps to the African countries of Somalia and Djbouti where he went on a 1984 tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

Adding to the hefty sheaf of honors accruing to his career, in 1998 Bruce was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame while Husson named the hall of fame room in its Newman Gymnasium after him.

Bruce and wife, Christine reside in Bangor.

They have 3 children, Betsy Webb, David MacGregor and Jill St. Peter.

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