FA's Head Football Coach, David Turner, Named Campbell Conference Coach of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Fryeburg Academy’s Head Football Coach David Turner has been named the 2017  Class “C” Campbell Conference Coach of the Year.  Turner was recognized on Sunday, November 19 at the All-Star Banquet held each year by the Campbell Conference to recognize outstanding athletes and coaches in each class.

“This is a BIG deal," says Sue Thurston, FA’s athletic director. “These coaches are selected by their peers with whom they work alongside and share game film each week. The significance of the date is also remarkable, as it marks the 5th anniversary of the passing of Turner’s father, Dan, who coached football at Fryeburg Academy for many years alongside Dave.”

David Turner graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1988 and has been a part of the FA football program for over 20 years, serving as the assistant coach from 1995-2007 and later as the head coach from 2007 to present day. Under Turner’s leadership, he has developed a top-notch fitness program with the strength and conditioning coach at the Academy for student-athletes to improve their core conditioning.  Before joining FA’s football program, Turner served as an assistant football coach at Bowdoin College under Head Coach Dan Brown who now coaches at Michigan State.  

“As a dean and teacher at the Academy,” continues Thurston, “David understands his athletes as students first and meets individually with kids who need the extra guidance in the classroom. He has the tough love for those that need it and a kind heart that assures every player who may need a ride to practice or home has one.  He gets to know kids on a very different level, and in doing so, builds relationships that can help kids long after graduation.”

Along with Turner’s recognition, several FA students were also recognized at the banquet and named as All-Conference Athletes: Tucker Buzzell ’19, Jared Chisari ’18, Caleb Eklund ’18 and Cody Gullikson ’18.

List of 5 news stories.

  • FA Attends the National High School Model United Nations in NYC

    This year, 22 students traveled to New York City to attend the four-day National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) Conference on March 1-4.  Now in its 45th year, the NHSMUN is the largest and most prestigious conference, hosting over 5000 participants from more than 75 countries and 300 schools. The New York-based conference-- surrounded by offices of Permanent Missions to the United Nations as well as the United Nations Headquarters itself--provides the perfect backdrop for a robust international affairs experience and a broadening of global issues awareness. Students are provided with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the theory and practice of international relations firsthand and have the opportunity to attend the opening or closing ceremonies in the UN General Assembly chamber, where actual diplomats convene every year.
  • FA Wins Silver and Bronze at the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival

    On March 15 and 16, FA's Jazz bands traveled to South Portland High School to attend the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival. The New Standard Combo and FA Big Band both performed very well, earning silver while the Yukon King Combo and Fryeburg Academy Jazz Orchestra won bronze. It is noteworthy that FA's New Standard Combo earned 74 out of 75 points for their performances--one point shy of claiming the gold standard and was one of the highest scoring combo performances of the event.

    At the festival, Georgia Stafford '19 won the Dale Huff Outstanding Musicianship Award--awarded to the top-rated musician in the combo division. Other outstanding performances recognized at the jazz festival were as follows:

  • FA's Math Team Captures the Regional Title

    The Fryeburg Academy Math Team finished the season by defending their Pi-Cone League Championship title at Leavitt High School on March 6th. The Pi-Cone League consists of 14 teams from 11 regional high schools throughout Central Maine. Five meets were held this year from October through March.  50 Fryeburg Academy students competed on the math team, the highest number of participants on record. Senior team captains Antonina Zackorchemna '19 and Celine Lyu '19 did an outstanding job of leading the team this year.  Weekly practices were held at the LaCasse Dining Hall.
  • Winter Sports Awards 2019

    Congratulations to the following student-athletes who were recognized at this year's Winter Sports Awards:

    View photos from the awards ceremony: https://flic.kr/s/aHskT4S8b9

  • Seniors Casey and Reece Kneissler Represent FA at the WMC Citizenship Awards Banquet

    Each year, the Western Maine Conference (WMC) sponsors an awards banquet to honor students from each school in the conference. Every WMC school is asked to select two graduating seniors for their overall contributions to their school in the areas of academics, athletics, leadership, and extracurricular activities, as well as for their attitude and consideration of others.

    This year senior twins, Casey and Reece Kneissler, were selected to represent Fryeburg Academy at the banquet held on February 27 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, ME.

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