Longtime Bangor High School coach Phil Emery announces retirement

Bangor High coach Phil Emery retires after 45 year career

On Tuesday the Bangor men’s swimming and diving team held their annual banquet where head coach Phil Emery formally announced his retirement from coaching.

Emery began swimming for Bangor when it started its first team in 1961. He began his coaching career in 1969 for the Rams and has continued for the past 46 years.

He has received several state and national level awards for his contribution to the sport and is an inductee in the Maine Swimming Hall of Fame and the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

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Matthew England

About Matthew England

Matt is a former Bangor High School swimmer and currently swims for coach Susan Lizzotte at the University of Maine. He holds team records for the Bangor Hurricanes, Bangor High, and the University of Maine. He is an exercise science major for the class of 2016.