Richard Barron

Richard Barron (born February 3, 1969)

Teams coached: Maine Black Bears
Maine record: 21-76 (.216)
Overall record^: 21-76 (.216)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • WNIT Appearances:  (2015, 2016)
  • America East (women’s) Regular Season Champion:  (2015, 2016)
  • Ivy League (women’s) Regular Season Champion:  (2006)
  • SCAC (Div III) (women’s) Regular Season Champion:  (2001)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-2022 Maine
2011-2017 Maine (women’s HC)
2009-2011 NC State (women’s asst)
2007-2009 Baylor (women’s asst)
2001-2007 Princeton (women’s HC)
1996-2001 Sewanee (women’s HC)
1992-1996 Sewanee (asst)

Richard Barron Facts

  • Richard Barron
  • Born February 3, 1969
  • Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Alma Mater: Kenyon College (BS, 1991)
  • Grew up in both Tennessee and Florida; played basketball and baseball at Division III Kenyon College
  • Started coaching career in 1992, spending four seasons as an assistant at D-III Sewanee (The University of the South)
    • In 1996 Barron was hired to take over as women’s head coach at Sewanee, where he would go 77-48 over five years
  • Hired in 2001 as the women’s coach at Princeton, taking over a team that had gone just 2-25 the year prior
    • By year five, Barron’s team were Ivy League champions
  • Spent two years each as a women’s assistant coach at Baylor and NC State before coming to Maine in 2011
    • Went 84-89 over five and a half seasons as the Bears coach, including two appearances in the Women’s NIT (WNIT)
    • Took a medical leave of absence in January 2017 and was away from basketball for most of the year
      • His former assistant, Amy Vachon, coached the team for the rest of the season and all of the 2017-18 season
    • Returned to Maine in December 2017 when he was hired as Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics
  • Made the jump back to men’s basketball when he was named the Maine men’s head coach in March 2018
    • 21-76 during his tenure; the program’s 2020-21 season was cut short after just 9 games due to COVID-19 concerns
    • In February 2022, Maine and Barron mutually agreed to part ways after just under four seasons
  • Along with his wife, Maureen, has two daughters and one son

Richard Barron Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes seasons at the men’s NCAA Division I level only