CRISFIELD — One of the Bayside Athletic Conference’s most decorated high school basketball coaches could have a street next to Crisfield High School named in his honor if approved by the City Council.
Mayor Darlene Taylor said she will ask for council approval to rename Mercury Drive “Bill Cain Boulevard” in honor of the Crabbers’ coach from 1968-1982.
Coach Cain captured four State titles — the most by any Eastern Shore coach — along with seven Regional, five Division and five Bayside crowns during his tenure in Crisfield.
He is also credited with having a 50-game winning streak from 1978-79 and through 1982 compiling an extraordinary 97-5 record.
The Crabbers were state champs at College Park under his leadership in 1973, ’78, ’80 and ’82.
The Morgantown, W.Va., native and now Salisbury resident was working a temporary job in Washington when he came to Crisfield to succeed Jack Morgan for the 1968-69 school. A year later with schools fully integrated the team welcomed Woodson High School athletes to build on an already successful roster.
Mr. Cain left his high school post for a job at the board office, and was succeeded by Larry Miles.
The Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation does not list any properties with a Mercury Drive address so it is unlikely a name change will inconvenience any property owners.