During halftime of Friday, October 17th's football game between the MDI Trojans and Old Town Coyotes, MDI High School will induct the Class of 2014 into their Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2014 includes Ellen Theriault, Richard Allen, Marc Corliss , David Paine and Jay Ramsdall. This is the 7th class inducted into the MDI Hall of Fame.

Meet the 2014 MDI Athletic Hall of Fame Class.

Ellen Theriault

  • Ellen graduated in 1984 from MDI High School where she participated in Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country and Softball.

  • She earned 5 varsity letters during her high school:  -one in tennis, 2 in softball and 2 in basketball

  • Ellen received the following awards during her high school career at MDI

    • Most Improved Player for softball during her junior year

    • Most Valuable Player for softball during her senior year

    • Most Dedicated Player for basketball during her senior year

    • Co-Captain of the softball team her senior year

  • Ellen was selected to the Eastern Maine All Tournament in 1984

  • Ellen helped lead the basketball team to the Eastern Maine Runner Up place in 1984, a game in which they lost to Houlton by one point.

  • Ellen was on the honor roll for every quarter of her high school career and a member of the junior council

  • After graduating from MDI, Ellen attended Saint Anselm’s College for two years and played one year of basketball. She then transferred to the University of Maine and graduated with a BA in Psychology and received the Presidential Academic Achievement Award

  • After graduating from UMaine, Ellen moved to Boston and attended Harvard Graduate School of Education and received her Master's Degree in Education

  • Ellen is currently employed by the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a research assistant.

  • Ellen will receive her Hall of Fame Clock accompanied by  her parents Elaine & Bob, brother Greg and his fiance Dee and her partner Leah.

Richard Allen

  • Richard graduated from Pemetic High School in 1948 where he participated in baseball and basketball for three years

  • Richard help lead Pemetic to the basketball tournament for Class M in 1947 and 1948.

  • In 1948, Pemetic won the Class M tournament and Richard was voted the Most Valuable Player for the tournament

  • He was the captain of both the baseball & basketball team his senior year.

  • Richard earned 4 letters (2 for baseball & 2 for basketball)

  • Richard was involved with several co-curricular organizations during his high school career

  • After graduating from Pemetic High School in 1948, Dick headed to Aurora College in Illinois where he played basketball for one season before a hip injury sidelined him his sophomore year. He returned to Southwest Harbor and in 1952 began a lengthy career at Sawyer Market. After 45 years of service he Dick retired in 2002.

  • During his retirement Richard enjoys following his four grandchildren’s activities and the Boston professional sports teams.

  • Richard will receive his Hall of Fame Clock accompanied by his three children James, Andrew and Vanessa, their spouses and his grandchildren.

Marc Corliss

  • Marc graduated from MDI High School in 1996 where he participated in basketball, cross country and outdoor track all four years of his high school career. In his spare time Marc also participated in the Jazz Band and the Drama productions. Marc also was selected Student of the Month in October of 1995

  • He help lead the 1995 basketball team to their first Eastern Maine Championship in school history where he was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Eastern Maine Tournament and made the first team all tourney team.

  • In 1996 the basketball team was the runner up for Class B and Marc was selected to the first team all tourney team.

  • During Marc’s senior year he was selected second team for the Bangor Daily News All Maine Team . Selected to the McDonald’s Class A/B All Star Team and Named the Most Valuable Player for the Northern Division in the Big East.

  • After graduating from MDI in 1996, Marc attended Brandeis University where he played basketball for four years.

  • Marc was a two year starter and named captain his junior and senior years. He also received the Brandeis Athletic Director’s Award in 1999-2000.

  • Marc received his  BA degree from Brandeis University in 2000  and in 2006 he received his PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania

  • Marc is currently working for Google in New York City and plans to run in the MDI marathon on Sunday.

  •  Marc will receive his Hall of Fame Clock accompanied by his wife Stephanie and children Jacqueline & Alexandra and parents Nancy and  Art.

David Paine

  • David graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1963. He participated in basketball, golf and baseball during his high school career.

  • David was a three year starter as a guard on the basketball team. Under David’s leadership he help lead the the team to the 1962 and 1963 basketball tournaments. He served as captain of the 1963 team and was voted to the honorable mention all tourney team in 1962 and 1963. A quote from the sport writers who covered the tournament in 1963:  “David delivered almost professional appearing assists each time the team scores”.

  • David played on the golf team all four years of his high school career and served as the number 1 golfer and captain of the team  for his sophomore, junior and senior years.

  • David played two years of baseball in his sophomore and junior years and was the starting shortstop. He didn’t play his senior year because the school made him choose either golf or baseball because he had been missing too many classes to attend games and matches.

  • David was voted the “most typical student”  by his classmates multiple times during his high school career.

  • After graduating from Bar Harbor High School in 1963 he went on to Husson College and played on the golf team for four years. David was one of the top golfers during his college career.

  • David was inducted into the Husson University Hall of Fame in 1989 for golf.

  • Currently David is the owner of Jordan’s Restaurant in Bar Harbor.

  • David will receive his Hall of Fame Clock accompanied by his daughter Kelly and his grandchildren Sierra & Alexis, great granddaughter Aspen and sister Kathy.

Jay Ramsdell

  • Jay graduated from MDI High School in 1982 where is participated in baseball and served as the captain and starting 1st baseman during his senior year. He also received the Most Inspirational Player for the team.

  • Jay had a great passion for football, basketball and baseball and some of his high school involvements included

    • He served as the sport editor of the “Island review” for the MDI school newspaper in 1982 and as the sport writer for the Bar Harbor Times in 1978 thru 1981

    • Jay also served as the feature sportswriter for the Bangor Daily News covering Hancock County Sports from 1979-1980

    • He served as the statistician & color announcer for WDEA radio covering MDI football and basketball games from 1976-1981

    • He also served as a play by play announcer for WDEA covering MDI Football in 1980-81.

At the age of 14, Jay also became involved with the CBA basketball team “Maine Lumberjacks, serving as the team statistician and became more involved with the Continental Basketball League

    • He served as the Director of Public Relations for the Maine Lumberjacks CBA basketball team from 1978-1982

    • He served as the Administrative Assistant to the CBA in 1982

    • He was the Director of Operation in 1983

    • He became the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Maine Windjammers in 1985

    • In 1986 thru 1988 he served as the Deputy Commissioner for the CBA

    • In 1988 Jay became the youngest Commissioner of any professional sport organization by being name the Commissioner of the Continental Basketball League (CBA)

    • In 1989 Jay made a guest appearance on the Today Show and received the honor as the Sportsman of the Week

    • Three months after being on the Today Show Jay was killed in a plane crash in Iowa. Jay was headed to Columbus, Ohio where the CBA basketball draft was being held the next day.

At the age of 25 Jay Ramsdell made history. He stood alone with pride. Jay was the youngest professional sport commissioner in America. Here is a quote from a sport reporter that best outline Jay’s passion for the CBA

“In short, he was the CBA’s Whiz Kid, the aggressive young leader who was going to take the league to the promised land. It was all he ever wanted”

Receiving Jay’s Hall of Fame Clock are his parents Linda and Jay Ramsdell along with close family friend Dennis Damon.