On the latest episode of New England Hockey Journal’s RinkWise podcast, Kirk Luedeke is joined by Ben Barr, first-year head coach of the University of Maine Black Bears.
A former Division 1 player at RPI, Barr arrives in Orono after 15 years of assistant coaching experience with a long history of success. His fingerprints are all over NCAA titles at Union, Providence and UMass.
Most recently, he spent five years serving as associate head coach/recruiting coordinator of the Minutemen, guiding the Amherst, Mass., program to its first-ever national championship in April.
With years of experience as a D-1 player, assistant coach, and now in the early going of his first season as head coach, Barr joined the podcast to talk about his coaching career, lessons he has learned along the way and strategies for returning Maine to NCAA prominence.