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Five new coaches join UMFK Bengal Athletics

September 30, 2005

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Bengal athletics is welcoming five new coaches to the campus community.

Larry Murphy, a familiar face to the athletic department, returns to the sidelines as men's head varsity soccer coach this fall after a few years away.

While serving as the men's soccer coach, he is current assistant principal at the Fort Kent Elementary School in the Maine School Administrative District #27, a position held for 13 years.

Murphy holds a master's degree in education from the University of Maine at Orono and a bachelor of science in education from UMFK.

He is an avid outdoorsman, whose hobbies include fishing and racing sled dogs.

Murphy resides in Fort Kent with his wife Irene.

Tim Farrar Jr., of Wallagrass, was appointed as assistant UMFK men's soccer coach.

Farrar received his bachelor of science degree in education from UMFK in 2002.

He came to the campus as a student from West Paris, Maine.

Farrar was awarded Rookie of the Year and received the coaches' award while at UMFK.

Prior to taking the position, he was an assistant coach in both women's basketball and soccer programs at UMFK.

Farrar also serves as the boy's high school varsity basketball coach at Community High School in Fort Kent.

Currently he is the physical education teacher for SAD #27 at the elementary schools in Fort Kent, Wallagrass, Eagle Lake and St. Francis.

Mike Charette was appointed temporary assistant for the men's soccer team.

He was a former UMFK player in both basketball and soccer.

Charette earned his bachelor of science degree in business management at UMFK.

Prior to returning to the UMFK, Charette lived in San Diego, California working in the insurance business dealing with property damage, bodily injury, construction defect and advertising injury liability claims.

Megan Foreman has taken the position as the new assistant coach for women's soccer.

Foreman graduated from UMFK in May of 2005 with a bachelor's degree in business management.

She had a distinguished career on the soccer field while at UMFK.

She served as tri-captain and was voted Co-MPV for the Lady Bengals in both her junior and senior years. Foreman has won several awards and gained esteemed recognition for her athletic talents.

She plans to further her education by obtaining her master's degree in sports business.

Roy Michaud serves as the newly appointed head coach for the men and women's cross country and Nordic ski teams.

Michaud earned his bachelor of arts degree in behavioral science from UMFK.

He is employed by Northern Maine General in Eagle Lake as a case management supervisor.

Michaud resides in Fort Kent with his wife, Lena and their three children, Gib, Nick and Jared.

Joseph Zubrick, UMFK assistant professor of theatre and oral communications, assumes the position of head golf coach.

Zubrick joined the faculty of the campus community in 2003.

He received his masters of fine arts from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and his bachelor of arts degree in economics from St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania.

Zubrick resides in Presque Isle, Maine.

Caroline Williams is serving as the head coach for the women's volleyball.

She is currently the assistant director of residential life and wellness at UMFK.

Williams earned her bachelor of university studies degree at UMFK in 2004.

In addition to coaching, she is chair for the UMFK Tobacco Use on Campus Committee.