Kori Dionne has resigned as the girls basketball coach and girls soccer coach at Nokomis Regional High School following her arrest earlier this month.

Dionne was arrested and charged with operating under the influence in Bangor.

“Ms. Dionne is truly remorseful for any embarrassment and distractions she caused to her players, Nokomis High School, and community,” Dionne’s attorney Joshua Tardy wrote in a press release. “She believes strongly that as a coach and role model, she needs to accept consequences for inappropriate actions. She further believes that he decision to resign, although heart wrenching for her, serves the best interest of the programs that she is proud to have led.”

Dionne’s arraignment is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on July 18, according to a clerk at Maine District Court — Bangor.

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 70-33 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.


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