It was announced today, January 25th, that Mount Desert Island legend Bernard "Bunny" Parady will be inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame posthumously on August 20, 2017 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Parady, was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on August 8, 2015 in Worcester Massachusetts.

According to the Bangor Daily News “Parady was the dean of Maine basketball coaches when he stepped down from his head coaching position in 1980, after 26 seasons as the coach at the former Mount Desert High in Northeast Harbor and then at Mount Desert Island High in Mount Desert.

The Trojans compiled an impressive 340-178 (66 percent) overall mark under his distinguished tenure and participated in 22 EM tournaments. Parady’s teams won four state championships and seven regional crowns while earning a spot in the EM finals 12 times.

In tournament play, Parady-coached MDI teams put together a nifty 40-18 mark, 69 percent success.”

The gym at MDI High School was dedicated in his honor and named the Bernard Parady Gymnasium in February 1991.

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