Jason Coleman has been announced as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine at Augusta.
Coleman takes over at the helm of the men’s basketball program at UMA after having previously served as the Director of Basketball Operations for the University of Maine as well as the Orono High School boys basketball coach. He has immersed himself as a successful coach in the local sports scene in the Greater Bangor area. As the head coach at Orono from 2011-2018, Coleman led the Red Riots to three regional finals appearances over seven seasons.
As an AAU coach, Coleman led his teams to two National championships. His AAU success also includes five state championships, three of which were in Maine. He also coached AAU basketball in Indiana and South Carolina. Coleman was named Coach of the Year on three different occasions.
In the past year, with Coleman’s family growing, he stepped away from his role at UMaine and joined the varsity girls basketball staff at Hermon High school where they won the Northern Maine Championship and finished as state runners-up.
“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Coleman into our Moose family as the next head men’s basketball coach,” boasts UMA’s Athletic Director, Jennifer Laney. “Jason is high energy and has an incredible passion for the game with a work ethic to match. We are confident he will lead our men’s basketball program to success on the court, in the classroom, and in service to our community.”
Coleman also coached football at various levels, serving as the offensive coordinator of the JV team at Husson University and as the quarterback coach for their varsity team in the 2011 season. At Orono high school, he served as the offensive coordinator.
“I am very grateful to be joining the University of Maine at Augusta Moose family,” Coleman said. “I am very grateful to Athletic Director, Jennifer Laney, and the hiring committee for trusting me in this position and giving me this opportunity! I am excited to build relationships with our returners, incoming students, and prospective students, as well as enhance the culture of our program. I am very humbled to be given the chance to lead a collegiate program in the great basketball state of Maine!”