Few men become legendary in their own lifetime. Such, however, is the case of George Wentworth, the Bucksport native who graduated from his home town Seminary in 1932, from Notre Dame University in 1936, and then began a schoolboy coaching career which still brings the nostalgia of success to those who played for him, and to thousands of sports fams who viewed from the sidelines. The George Wentworth productions of championships stated during his first year as coach of both boys' and girls' basketball at Lawrence High School in Fairfield when his 1936-'37 girls team won the Maine Interscholastic title, before moving on to Stearns High of Millinocket in 1940. With time out to become Lieutenant George Wentworth, United States Naval Reserve during World War II, and until his retirement in June of 1971, he compiled a matchless coaching record of 540 wins and 185 defeats. During those thirty-odd years at Stearns, his record reads 480 wins and 157 losses for a .754 percentage. Those 480 wins include six Eastern Maine Class A championships, four State of Maine titles, and a New England championship won at Boston Garden in 1963. Only once during the Wentworth regime in Millinocket did Stearns fail to qualify for play in the Eastern Maine tournament. All this combined with tours of duty coaching winning football and baseball.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 807-7666
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.