Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex
The Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex is home to Husson’s baseball, field hockey, and football teams and is one of the best facilities in all of New England. The vision of legendary baseball coach Dr. John W. Winkin helped transform Husson’s baseball field into a multisport complex, complete with field turf, dugouts, and a press box. Dr. Winkin got the project off the ground by donating his summer camp to the school, and the proceeds from it jump started the project. His gift inspired long-time friend Harold Alfond to make a $1,000,000 donation to Husson for the “Harold Alfond Diamond”, field turf, and a drainage system to be installed. There is seating for 3,000 spectators for baseball, football, and field hockey games.
Dr. Winkin served as the head baseball coach at Husson, Colby College, and the University of Maine at Orono. He also served as the Athletic Director at Colby and spent time working for both the Red Sox and the Yankees baseball franchises. Dr. Winkin was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013.
Sadly, Dr. Winkin passed away on July 19, 2014. However, his contributions to athletics and baseball at Husson and the state of Maine will be enjoyed by young people for years.
Winkin Sports Complex has been the host site for many prestigious baseball tournaments, including the Maine American Legion Baseball Zone 1 and State Tournaments, Sunrise Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament, the North Eastern Athletic Conference East Division Baseball Tournament and the Maine High School Baseball All-Star Games. It has also been the host site for NCAA DIII Football Championship First Round games, Maine High School Football State Tournament and regular season games and as well North Atlantic Conference Field Hockey Championship Tournament games.
In the fall of 2015, Winkin Sports Complex under went a facelift with the addition of a press box for football and field hockey.
In the spring of 2016, the Winkin Sports Complex went under another facelift with replacement of the FieldTurf surface, updated drainage system, fencing and scoreboard.