Max Good Inducted into Maine HOF
Most players competing in the prep ranks today might not know the name Max Good, but they nonetheless owe him a debt of gratitude.
While Jere Quinn and Whit Lesure are rightfully often credited with being the godfathers of prep school basketball, so too was Good.
Before Brewster Academy or Bridgton Academy were perennial prep powerhouses, Maine Central Institute held that distinction.
Good led the MCI program from 1989-99 and won five New England championships in that ten years span, going a combined 275-30. The vast majority of his teams annually consisted of division I players, ten of whom went on to play in the NBA including Caron Butler.
Since leaving MCI, Good went on to be the head coach at Bryant, UNLV, and Loyola Marymount, but has now returned home to the state of Maine where he continues to coach at work with local young players.
On Sunday, he was enshrined in the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame, with Butler returning to Maine for the first time since leaving MCI in order to present his former coach.
What makes Good so special though isn't his win-loss record or various accomplishments, but how he embodied a generation of coaching that stood for tough love with the best of intentions. You won't find many coaches, or people for that matter, more candid or real than Good but there was never any doubt just how much he cared, especially about his players.
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