July 25, 2018, in Waterville, Maine, at 91. An accomplished athlete, he earned his nickname playing basketball for Waterville High School, leading the team to an undefeated season and the New England Basketball Championship in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy 1946-47 and then enrolled at the University of Rhode Island (URI), where he played point guard, was named All-Yankee Conference pick and Honorable Mention All-American, and graduated in 1951. His sports prowess earned him induction to the URI Athletic Hall of Fame, the Maine Sports Hall of Fame, and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. He taught history and was an assistant principal in the Waterville school system for 23 years, earning a masterís in teaching from the University of Maine, Farmington, along the way. He directed the Waterville Boys and Girls Club, and he taught and coached in Bangor and in Tucson, Ariz. He came to Colby in 1967 and worked for 40 years as assistant coach to head coach Dick Whitmore. In 2017 Colby basketball alumni joined together to endow the assistant menís basketball coaching position in his name. Survivors include two daughters; four grandchildren, including Danielle Bolduc Marquis ’99; two great-grandchildren; two siblings, Barbara Atkins and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell; and extended family, including niece Mary Mitchell Friedman ’79.