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Abstract/ Summary

Amy Vachon, currently in her sixth full season at the helm of the Black Bears and her 12th year on staff, signed a new agreement to serve as Maine’s head coach on March 24, 2021. The new agreement will run from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025.

Vachon, who spent the final 18 games of the 2016-17 season at the helm of the Black Bears’ staff, was officially named the interim head coach for the 2017-18 season on April 5 of 2017.

A champion as a player and coach with the Black Bears, Vachon has built a culture of winning at the University of Maine. On the court and in the classroom, year after year, the Black Bears have excelled at all they’ve done under Coach Vachon’s guidance.

Another season, another trip to the America East title game under the guidance of Vachon in 2021-22 as she led Maine to an appearance in the title game for the seventh consecutive season after the Black Bears captured the America East regular season title. Vachon was crowned the America East Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season, and the fourth time in her first five years, to match former Maine head coach Joanne P. McCallie as the only coaches in league history to win the award four times. After a challenging non-conference slate, Vachon guided Maine to a 14-game win streak in conference action. Academically, the Black Bears shined once again with the third highest team GPA in all of Division-I.


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