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MS catches up with Coach

In early December, Winslow High School girls basketball coach Jim Poulin came home worn down from a preseason practice. At that point, he told his wife, Diane, that he would have to stop coaching after this season.

This was a familiar conversation for the couple after Poulin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1995. Diane, knowing Jim's desire to keep coaching, would always remind him of that and urge him to stay on the job.

This time, the conversation was different, with Diane agreeing with Jim that he needed to step down. After guiding the Black Raiders to a 14-5 record this season, Poulin made it official recently, giving up the head coaching job after nine seasons coaching the girls varsity and 30 years of coaching basketball at Winslow.

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March 3, 2004 in people | Permalink