Kori Dionne, the girls basketball and girls soccer coach at Nokomis Regional High School, was arrested earlier this month and charged with operating under the influence in Bangor.

Several news outlets are reporting that Dionne was found slumped over in her car, which was still running, on the night of June 8.

Dionne declined comment through a text message. Her arraignment is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on July 18, according to a clerk at Maine District Court — Bangor.

The policies for Regional School Unit 19 are listed on the district’s website. There are no specific policies in place covering this type of incident, should Dionne plead guilty.

RSU 19 superintendent William P. Braun was at a conference Tuesday and unavailable for comment. High school athletic director Jason Tardy says policies vary from school to school.

“If you look around the state, there are a lot of schools that have dealt with this, and there’s no gold standard,” Tardy said.

Tardy is stepping down as athletic director at the end of the week to become the principal at the junior high school. The new athletic director is Earl Anderson, whom Dionne replaced as girls basketball coach at Nokomis.

Dionne began coaching the girls basketball team at Nokomis in 2007 and has coached girls soccer since 2008. She was also the junior varsity softball coach at John Bapst this spring.

In five years with the girls basketball team, Dionne has compiled a 70-23 record. Her teams reached the state final in 2010 and 2011 and finished 20-1 this past winter, losing only in the Eastern B final to eventual state champion Presque Isle. Dionne’s first soccer team at Nokomis finished 2-14-0 but the Warriors have gone 24-17-3 since then.

Dionne was named Morning Sentinel Girls Basketball Coach of the Year for the 2010-11 season and was named Morning Sentinel Girls Soccer Coach of the Year this fall.

Matt DiFilippo — 861-9243

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