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Colby Basketball Coach Dick Whitmore ’65 Retires (Times Record) Archives

Dick Whitmore ’65, Maine and New England Basketball Hall-of-Famer, and one of the top 50 all-time winningiest head coaches in NCAA basketball, is retiring after 40 years as head men’s basketball coach at Colby College. During his career-long tenure at Colby, Whitmore has been as much admired off the court as on “as teacher, mentor and friend,” said Colby President Bro Adams.

Playing for the Polar Bears from 1962-65, Dick Whitmore’s name is all over the Bowdoin College basketball record book, too:

  • #2 field goals attempted, season (405)
  • #3 rebounds per game average, career (10.7)
  • #5 career free throw attempts (393)
  • #5 free throw attempts, season (173)
  • #5 best rebounds per game average, season (12.2)
  • #6 career points per game average (17.7)
  • #9 points per game average, season (21.3)
  • #9 career field goal attempts (958)
  • #10 (tied) most career rebounds (622)
  • #10 (tied) career free throws made (252)
  • #15 career points (1,023)

Dick Whitmore is Colby men’s basketball, and he is Colby athletics. -Colby AD Marcella Zalot

One thought on “Colby Basketball Coach Dick Whitmore ’65 Retires (Times Record)

  1. Samuel Rost (class of "65)

    Dick is also #5 all time in Division III basketball in number of career wins. This is an amazing feat. During his career he was able to get the best out of his players while at the same time being a mentor to his players and guiding and counseling them to excel in their academic studies. We are all proud of his accomplishments.

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