One of the greatest athletes in Bowdoin history, and a 2004 inductee into the school's Athletic Hall of Honor, Edward "Bo" McFarland joined the Polar Bear coaching staff in 2010. A 1969 graduate of Bowdoin, he became the school's all-time leading scorer in basketball and achieved such prowess on the baseball diamond that he was drafted by a major-league club.
A native of Scarborough, Maine, McFarland was the first Polar Bear to score 1,300 points, graduating with 1,356, and still holds the career scoring average record, 21.9 points per game. A two-time Division III All-East and All-New England performer, McFarland still holds the all-time season-scoring average among Polar Bears for his 1968-69 season, even without the help of the three-point shot.
That season, under head basketball coach Ray Bicknell, McFarland
led Bowdoin to a school-record 16 wins against just five losses.
That magical 1968-69 season saw McFarland average an unprecedented
25.1 points per game - a program mark that still stands more than
30 years later. He was honored by United Press International as New
England Player of the Year.
McFarland's records have stood the test of time, as he still holds Bowdoin records in single-season and career scoring, career field goals (474) and career free throws (469).