Roger Reed is one of Maine's most successful basketball coaches. At both the high school and college levels, he has developed outstanding programs and led his teams to championships.
He grew up in Dixmont and graduated from Carmel High School, where he was an outstanding athlete, excelling in both basketball and baseball. While at the University of Maine Farmington, he earned his bachelor's degree in education and was a standout on the baseball field, He is a member of the UMF Sports Hall of Fame.
Roger began his teaching career in 1965 at the Downeast School in Bangor, His coaching career began in 1970 when he took a position as teacher, athletic director and assistant basketball coach at the fledgling Bangor Christian School. Under his guidance, the Bangor Christian boys basketball team won its first eastern Maine title in 1979.
He moved up to the college coaching ranks in 1979 at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO, where he served for two years as athletic director and men's basketball coach. In only his second year there, he led his team to the National Christian College Athletic Association's Division III national championship.
Coach Reed returned to Bangor Christian from 1981 until 1985, when he accepted a teaching/coaching position at Bangor High School. Under Roger's tutelage, the Ram basketball program developed into the premier boys basketball program in the state. In 21 seasons under Coach Reed, Bangor High has won nearly 85% of its games, compiling a 365-75 record. In a twelve year span from 1992 through 2003, B.H.S. won seven eastern Maine titles and six state championships, a record unmatched by any other Maine Class A basketball coach, Bangor High School basketball is the state's premium program not only because of its winning record, but also due to Reed's commitment to excellence on and off the court. "Coach Reed is a tremendous example of what a coach should be .... always striving to run a first class program, His teams are always well respected for their fine play and behavior off the court. He is a dedicated professional and an outstanding role model for student/athletes and future teacher/coaches in the state of Maine."
Roger and his wife of 46 years, Norma, live in Carmel. They have two children, Melanie Hall and Mark.
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The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.