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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 8, 2012
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Former Colby College football head coach and athletics director Dick McGee will be honored with the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) James Lynah Award at halftime of Saturday's final Colby football game of the season against Bowdoin College at Harold Alfond Stadium.
McGee was unable to attend the ECAC Honors dinner on Sept. 30 to receive the award. Colby and the ECAC came up with the idea of passing on the award at the final football game of the season. Saturday's game begins at 12:30 p.m.
James Lynah was the ECAC's principal founder. The award is bestowed periodically to an athletics administrator who has achieved outstanding success and has made significant contributions in the interest of intercollegiate athletics.
McGee, a University of Maine graduate, was the head football coach at Colby from 1967 to 1978. He also was the director of athletics at Colby and oversaw an increase of 11 programs during his tenure. Nine of the 11 programs were for women.
McGee, who has won numerous regional and local awards for his work, also was a successful high school football coach and helped found the Police Athletic League in Fairfield more than 50 years ago.