University of Maine men’s basketball coach Richard Barron has decided on two additions to his coaching staff, according to news reports.

Former UMaine player Kevin Reed, who scored 1,601 points from 2002-07, and Orono High boys’ basketball coach Jason Coleman will join Barron’s staff, according to Fox Bangor-WVII ABC 7.

Neither hire has been officially announced.

Barron’s staff will include three assistants and a director of basketball operations.

Coleman resigned as Orono’s coach on Monday, said Athletic Director Mike Hatcher. Coleman, 32, is a 2003 graduate of Orono High and had been the school’s head coach for seven seasons, guiding the team to three regional finals. Coleman is expected to fill the director of basketball operations position, according to

Reed, a 2007 Maine graduate, twice led the team in scoring and ranks fourth on Maine’s career scoring list. After playing professionally in Europe for three seasons, Reed returned to Maine and became Bangor Christian’s basketball coach in 2010. He is now the school’s assistant principal and athletic director.



The University of Maine has promoted one coach and added two assistants.

Jared Keyte was promoted to special teams coordinator, replacing Nick Charlton, who is now the offensive coordinator. Keyte was Maine’s linebackers coach the last two years.

Andrew Dresner is the team’s new wide receivers coach, and Dean Petzing will coach the tight ends.

Dresner, who has eight years of college coaching experience, comes to Maine from Pace University, where he was the offensive coordinator for one season. He had also spent four years at Merrimack.

Petzing has been an assistant at Ball State the last two years, serving as the offensive line coach last year.



SOUTHERN MAINE 14, MAINE-FARMINGTON 5: Aliza Jordan scored four of her five goals in the first half as USM (3-2) ran out to an 11-3 lead against the Beavers (0-3) in Gorham.

Megan Violette added three goals and two assists, and Colleen Fleming also recorded three goals.

Carly Raymond collected two goals and three assists for UMF. Keilly Lynch also scored twice.

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