Alley Removed Over Alleged Abuse
Famed Jonesport-Beals High School basketball coach, Ordman Alley, who was recently removed from the Maine Sports Hall of Fame without explanation, was apparently removed after two allegations of sexual abuse surfaced. That's according to a report in the Bangor Daily News.
Alley was also set to be inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame, but the hall's board also chose to remove his name from the list of honorees.
Alley was known for leading the Class D Jonesport-Beals High School boys' team to nine state championships in his nearly 40 years as coach.
But two people have since come forward, alleging that Alley had sexually abused them while they were students at Cove Elementary School in Jonesport. The abuse allegedly occurred more than 40 years ago. The Portland Press Herald reports that one of the victims had written Alley a letter in 2005, expressing her anger over the abuse incident.
After being made aware of the alleged incidents, the boards of both halls of fame voted to remove Alley as an honoree.
The 72-year-old Alley was unable to be reached for comment.