SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine— Each year the SMCC Athletics Department looks to recognize and honor former student-athletes, coaches, and/or administrators, as well as special supporters of the program. To date, 30 individuals and one team have been inducted into the elite SMCC Athletics Hall of Fame— this year will mark the 13th annual induction ceremony. For more information, criteria, and a complete listing of Hall of Fame inductees click HERE.
After careful consideration of all nominees, the Hall of Fame Selection Committee has chosen Elizabeth (Ouellette) Cote and Coleman Findlay to head this year’s induction class. The inductees will be honored at a special ceremony held on Saturday, November 3rd at North 43 Bistro (1 Spring Point Dr.), just a short walk from the South Portland campus.
Friends, family, and community supporters are welcome to attend the men’s and women’s basketball games prior and visit the new Hall of Fame display inside the HUB Athletics Building. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony at 7 p.m.
Admission: $20 pp
RSVP: by October 26 to Matt Richards at 207-741-5927 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth (Ouellette) Cote (‘08 Women’s Basketball)
Cote was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team (2004-08) who played in 97 career games as a SeaWolf. She ranks first all-time in points (1140), rebounds (757), and blocks (177). Cote was a team captain and a two-time Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) champion in 2006 and 2008—making United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament appearances in the same seasons. A USCAA Honorable Mention All-American, Cote finished her career averaging 11.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG.
Coleman Findlay (‘11 Men’s Basketball/Baseball)
Findlay was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team (2007-11) and three-year contributor to the baseball program (2007-09). He is the only SMCC student-athlete to be named a USCAA All-American in two different sports. On the hardwood, Findlay owns the all-time program record in points (1713) and averaged 16.0 per game spanning 107 career contests. He ranks third in rebounds (753) and 10th in steals (117). As a pitcher, Findlay ranks fourth all-time in ERA (2.49) among pitchers with 50 or more innings.