Travis Delisle has been named the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He takes over for Bradley Holabird who went 39-31 in three seasons including back-to-back trips to the USCAA National Tournament his last two years. Holabird will remain at UMFK as the Head Athletic Trainer.
Delisle had a very successful nine year stint (2004-2012) as the Fort Kent High School Girls Basketball Varsity Head Coach leading the Warriors to seven Eastern Maine Tournaments. The run included six straight trips into the postseason (2005-2010) including two Eastern Maine Semifinal appearances (2006, 2007) followed by three straight trips to the Quarterfinals (2008, 2009, 2010).
Delisle helped develop many high school athletes into college players including current UMFK forward Samantha Carapellucci, who he coached during her freshmen and sophomore years at FKCHS. Carapellucci is entering her junior year with the Lady Bengals. Delisle also coached former UMFK standouts Kristen Violette (UMFK COF ’11) as well as recent graduate Taylor Boucher (COF ’14).
Delisle, 40, graduated from UMFK in 2000 with an Elementary Education degree and currently works as a Physical Education Teacher for MSAD 27. He is originally from Fort Kent and was a three-sport standout at Fort Kent Community High School playing soccer, basketball and baseball. Delisle has coached youth soccer, basketball and baseball in the MSAD 27 district as well as local Aroostook League and travel teams for a number of years. He currently resides in Wallagrass with his wife Tammy and their three boys Caleb, Austin and Owen.