ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine women's basketball head coach Richard Barron has announced that he has appointed Sean Smith as new assistant women's basketball coach.
"We are thrilled to have Sean join our staff," commented Coach Barron. "I have known Sean for over 10 years and he is a terrific skills instructor and has a great understanding of the game. He has already made an impact with his great enthusiasm and strong contacts throughout the women's basketball community."
Prior to joining the Black Bears, Smith was the lead skills trainer with Peach State Basketball since 2009. While with Peach State Basketball, Smith coordinated all individual skill developments during EBA camps and showcases. Smith, formerly from Mt. Holly, N.J., served as an individual trainer to over 100 athletes nationwide through Peach State Basketball and later expanded his roll by starting his own skill development company "ATG Hoops" in the New Jersey area where he trained players up and down the eastern seaboard. Smith's company hosted four showcase events annually including the ATG showcase which garnered talents from seven states.
Smith served as a counselor for numerous basketball camps and clinics including Gannon Baker's Nike Elite camp at Georgia Southern University as well as the Princeton University camp for coach Richard Barron and John Thompson III.
Smith was an assistant under Clint Bryant at Augusta State University. While at Augusta State, he assisted the recruiting coordinator in all aspects of recruitment and served as assistant camp director for the Clint Bryant basketball camp.
One of Smith's early coaching jobs was head junior varisty boys and assistant Varsity boys coach at Rancocas Valley Regional high school. Smith built a JV program that compiled a record of 35-5 over two seasons; including a 19-0 run in 2012-13. At Rancocas Valley Regional, Smith helped guide the varisty program to a 24-2 regular season mark and the school's first conference title in five years.
Smith graduated from Rutgers University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in psychology