CASTINE, Maine — Seth Brown has been named Maine Maritime Academy’s head women’s soccer coach, Director of Athletics Steve Peed announced Thursday.
Brown, a 1998 MMA graduate, will replace Travers Evans, who will remain the men’s soccer coach. Evans coached both the men and women’s teams for the past six seasons.
“I am incredibly excited to welcome coach Brown back to Castine,” Peed said. “His knowledge and ability to teach the game will make him an asset to the soccer program, while his commitment to developing outstanding young people will be an asset to Maine Maritime.”
Brown, a Searsport native, spent the past three years as the managing director of Seacoast United. He also coached the men’s soccer team at Husson University from 2006-2010. He compiled a 43-30-7 record, won two regular season North Atlantic Conference titles and the conference tournament championship, and NCAA berth.
Brown also coached women’s soccer at Rocky Mountain College in Montana and at University of Mary in North Dakota.
“The opportunity to return to MMA and be a part of a growing and committed athletic department is an honor,” Brown said. ” I look forward to helping each player accomplish their academic and soccer goals.”
Brown will also be in charge of Student-Athlete Affairs, a newly created role that is responsible for supporting services in order to ensure academic success and personal development for MMA students.
UMaine swim team receives $7,500
University of Maine head swimming and diving coach Susan Lizzotte attended a check presentation ceremony at Spruce Run in Bangor on Thursday when she was on hand to support a $7,500 check presented to Spruce Run before accepting a matching $7,500 check presented to the University of Maine swimming and diving program.
The money was raised through the inaugural Erin’s Run: 5K Road Race. The race was held in Bangor in April to honor Erin McGrath Woolley, a former UMaine student-athlete with the swimming program, and in support of Spruce Run, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those affected by domestic abuse.
Several swim team members competed in the race and played a major role in organizing the event, according to a UMaine press release.
Total funds raised during this year’s race were $15,000.
Those seeking more information on Erin’s Run may visit ErinsRun.org