|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Head coach Lynn Coutts announced on Jan. 2, 2012 that Maureen Barron, who was hired as an interim head coach back in September, will stay with the team and assist in a volunteer roll, specifically focusing on working with the pitching staff. Barron comes to the University of Maine with seven seasons of head coaching experience at Princeton coupled with an overall record of 196-149-1.
"I am pleased to announce that Maureen Barron has agreed to stay with the team and help out with the pitchers. Coach Barron and I have very similar coaching philosophies and the players really liked working with her when she was the Interim Coach. The University of Maine is very fortunate to have such a highly qualified person to reach out to. Having quality people around a program only breeds success!"
A 1997 Princeton graduate, Barron guided the Tigers to four Ivy League titles during her seven years with the program. Barron participated in seven NCAA tournaments with the Tigers as both a player and a coach as she pitched the Tigers to the 1995 and 1996 Women's College World Series after the program enjoyed its first tournament experience in 1994.
Barron became the head coach at Princeton for the 2000-01 season following a short stint as a graduate student at the University of Virginia. Barron was appointed head coach at Princeton after she spent the 2000 season as an assistant with the Tigers' softball program.
Barron wasted no time in returning the Tigers to prominence as she guided the 2002 squad back to the NCAA tournament. Princeton kept the high quality of play up under Barron's leadership as the Tigers returned to the NCAA tournament in 2003, 2005 and 2006.
During her seven years at Princeton, Barron coached two Ivy League Players of the Year, three Ivy League Rookies of the Year and four Iyy League Pitchers of the Year.
Barron is the wife of current University of Maine women's basketball head coach Richard Barron. Together the couple have three children, seven-year old twin daughters Lane and Rae and five-year old son, Billy.