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Ericson returns to Washburn sidelines

Published: Dec. 11, 2020 at 11:50 AM EST
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Washburn, Maine (WAGM) - Washburn has a very familiar face back on the sidelines.

Ron Ericson will be back coaching the Washburn girls this winter. This will be the fourth different decade that Ericson has been on the sidelines.

Ericson:” I coached through the 80′s into the 90s the first time and the 2000′s the second time and now here we are again. This wasn’t necessarily expected, but it is kind of interesting and exciting.

Rene You have always loved basketball you coached basketball were on the basketball committee you have been AD and Principal was this just an opportunity and they asked if you would come back and coach?

Ericson:” The COVID situation has created a different scenario. This would be a really tough year for a new coach to come into the district. Not having a summer program and not knowing the kids. If we have to start with somebody new at least the kids know who they are and the person if familiar with them too.”

Washburn has been a basketball success over the years as they continue to make tournament appearances each and every year. Ericson has won four states and been in six Regional Championship games. He says that with Washburn learning remotely until after the first of the year he just wants to keep the players informed.

Ericson:”Keeping them informed and what our distract is planning. Our Superintendent Larry Worcester has a lot of experience in Athletics and he has been great to work with.”

Ericson also serves on several Maine Principals Association committees including the basketball committee and he said that everyone involved is doing whatt they can to give the student athletes a chance to play.

Ericson:” There are some very talented people. Their hard work and opinions have gone a long ways to making this successful. I was happy with how soccer went. Not perfect but it was great for the kids once they got going. We are hoping once we get going with basketball the same can be said.”

Ron Ericson will be back coaching the Washburn girls this winter. This will be the fourth different decade that Ericson has been on the sidelines.

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