Copyright 2014 Bangor Daily News
BANGOR, Maine -- Longtime former Jonesport-Beals High School boys basketball coach Ordman Alley on Monday denied allegations of sexual abuse that led to his recent removal from two Maine athletic halls of fame.
In a press release issued by Alley's attorney, Brett Baber, Alley called the accusations made by two women who said they were victims "unfounded lies which have kept me out of my rightful place in the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame."
The allegations stemmed from Alley's time as a teacher at the Cove School, an elementary-middle school, in Jonesport during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Two women, both former students at the school, came forward to hall of fame officials with allegations against Alley.
The Bangor Daily News is not naming these women because they might be victims of sexual assault.
Alley, a 2003 inductee into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame based on a 39-year coaching career during which he led Jonesport-Beals to nine state championships, was removed from that hall earlier this year.
He was slated to be among the inaugural inductees into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame last week, but that recognition also was rescinded.
In his statement, Alley said he "was not provided with any semblance of due process by these organizations before they made their respective decisions which have irreparably harmed my reputation. Neither organization contacted me for my perspective before they reached an unfounded conclusion."
Alley said he is exploring his options for bringing legal action "against those who have slandered me. I look forward to the opportunity to address these false allegations in a court of law where all of the participants will be assured of due process."
To reach a sexual assault advocate, call the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line at 800-871-7741, TTY 888-458-5599. This free and confidential 24-hour service is accessible from anywhere in Maine. Calls are automatically routed to the closest sexual violence service provider.