STATEWIDE – The state of Maine is mourning the loss of one of its beloved sports, and mainly, football figureheads.
Longtime football head coach Mike Haley died Wednesday, multiple people close to him confirmed. Haley had been active in the local sports broadcasting field since stepping away from coaching in recent years, though he was also involved in the Anah Shrine Lobster Bowl.
Haley’s football roots run deep through Maine. He coached at Lewiston, MCI, Edward Little, Waterville and several other institutions, piggybacking off of his successful career as a player at the University of Maine. Haley would devote his later years to serving with the Maine Principals Association, overseeing committees for several sports. He was a participant and coach in other sports as well, while also serving as an administrator for several schools.