ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine has named Richard Reichenbach women's ice hockey head coach for the 2014-2015 season. His wife, Sara, who served as co-coach with him last year, will serve as an assistant coach for the upcoming season.
Reichenbach recently completed his fourth season with the Black Bears, serving as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator the previous three years before serving as co-coach last season.
The Black Bears finished fifth in Hockey East last season and lost to Vermont in the Hockey East playoffs in triple overtime. He coached Audra Richards (Maplewood, Minn.), who was named a Hockey East Honorable Mention. The Black Bears were the least penalized team in Hockey East last year. The Black Bears led all Hockey East programs as 20 of their 26 student-athletes were named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team. Katy Massey (Waterville, Maine) and Brianne Kilgour (Hamilton, Ontario) were named two of Hockey East's Top Three Scholar-Athlete and named to the Hockey East Academic All-Star Team.
Reichenbach came to the University of Maine from Cortland State where he was responsible for recruiting and organizing team travel, practices and video breakdown. He also worked primarily with the Cortland State defense.
Reichenbach, a native of Baldwinsville, New York, is a 2006 graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He played hockey and lacrosse for the continentals for four years and was coached by legendary coach Phil Grady while playing hockey at Hamilton. He captained the team his senior season. Following graduation, he played a year of professional hockey with the Richmond Renegades of the SPHL. Reichenbach worked as a hockey specialist and Bluestreak Sports Training in Stamford Connecticut where he trained numerous elite athletes who played in the NHL, Olympics, Division 1 and 3 hockey. Reichenbach recently completed his master's degree in sports management from Cortland State.