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Richard R. Ashley ‘97

Football, Basketball, Baseball

“Richie” Ashley exemplifies school spirit. Both as a coach and player at Cheverus, Ashley has found success.  He lettered in football, basketball, and baseball while he attended Cheverus. In his senior year, he led the state in interceptions and received the Coaches Award. His success on the gridiron was only surpassed by his success on the hardwood. A career 1000-point scorer, Ashley was a two-time All-Conference team selection in basketball. In his senior season, as a captain, he led Cheverus to a state championship. He garnered all-state and all-star recognitions during his senior year campaign. Ashley led the team in scoring during both his junior and senior years, averaging 20.9 points per game his senior year. He was a McDonald’s All-Star his senior year and named team MVP in both his junior and senior years. Ashley was also a member of the varsity baseball team. He was elected team captain in his senior season. Following his time at Cheverus, Ashley attended Fordham University.

Richie Ashley returned to Cheverus after college and began a career as a history teacher and coach. He was the head coach for Girl's Varsity Basketball from 2007-2014, with an overall record of 86-52. He currently serves as the Head coach for Boy’s Varsity Basketball. Ashley earned coach of the year honors from The Forecaster and his 100th career win in 2022. In 2015 Ashley was an assistant coach on the Yarmouth Softball State Championship team. He coached with then Yarmouth Head Coach, present Cheverus Athletic Director, and his wife Amy Ashley. 

Robert “Pete” Kimener ‘63
Football, Outdoor Track, Basketball

Pete was born in Toledo, OH, the second of 12 children. In the fall of 1959, when his father was stationed at Brunswick Naval Air Station, Pete and his brother Mike enrolled at Cheverus. Pete earned many accolades for his athleticism but started playing sports in his junior year. After his junior year, his father was transferred to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., he was determined to graduate from Cheverus and boarded with a local family. 
Pete accepted a track and football scholarship at the College of the Holy Cross in 1963, where he was the leading receiver in his junior and senior years. He was named captain, voted to the “All New England” team, and named “Crusader of the Year” for athletic and academic performances. He was inducted into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. 
After graduation, Pete enrolled in the MBA program at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1968 and was trained as a platoon commander in Quantico, VA. He was deployed to Vietnam in 1969 and was awarded a Bronze and Silver Star. Upon his return to the U.S., he became an instructor at the Officer Candidate School and finished his enlistment playing on the Marine Corps national football team.
He then joined the company he now owns and has been its president since 1986. Pete and his wife, Claudia, reside in Cincinnati. He has five children and ten grandchildren.

John C. Wolfram
Football Coach

John Wolfgram is Maine’s all-time winningest high school football coach. Wolfgram has won 10
state titles while coaching at four Maine high schools. He has an overall record of 309-92-1 as a
head coach. He is the namesake of the annual award given to the Coach of the Year presented
by the Maine Principals Association. John Wolfgram served as the head football coach at Cheverus from 2006-2016 and taught English. During that time, his teams won the 2010 and 2011 Class A State Championships. During his two state title years, his teams amassed a 34-game win streak, breaking Wolfgram's previous state win streak record while coaching South Portland High School. After retiring as head football coach at Cheverus, Wolfgram returned as an assistant coach in 2017. He currently serves in that position.

The 1961 Basketball Team

The 1961 Cheverus Basketball team distinguished itself as one of the most talented and dominating rosters to play Maine high school basketball. The 1961 team compiled a stellar overall record of 21-4. Cheverus Hall of Fame inductee Bill Curran coached the 1961 Cheverus High School State Championship Basketball Team.

While only losing two games in regular season play, the Stags were able to win both the Western Maine finals and the State Championship. In addition, the talented team enhanced its reputation as a New England high school basketball powerhouse, with victories over Lawrence Central and Fairfield Prep and the University of Maine, Fairfield University, and Colby College Freshmen teams.

The Bill Curran-coached team made history with a trip to the Boston Garden as the last State of Maine basketball championship team to participate in the All-New England High School Basketball Championship series. The Stags defeated Portsmouth High of NH 62-52 in the first round but succumbed to Hartford Public, the eventual New England Champion, 82-55. The members of the 1961 Basketball team that brought such distinction to Cheverus were:

Lawrence Googins '63
James Feury '64
John Kerry '62
Richard Murphy '61
Paul Sullivan '61
Jim Lomac '61
John Cimino '61
Jim Hamilton '61
Richard Joyce ‘61
Tom Carr '62
Santo Cimino '62
John Newman '61
Joseph Cloutier '62
William Curran (Coach)
Steve Notis (Asst. Coach)
Fr. John Breznihan SJ (Athletic Director)