Coach Richard Reichenbach
Reichenbach enters his third season with the University of Maine for the 2012-2013 campaign. Reichenbach came to the Black Bears after serving as an assistant coach at Cortland where he was responsible for recruiting and organizing team travel, organizing practices and video breakdown/review. He is specifically assigned to work with the defense.
Coach Reichenbach, originally from Baldwinsville, N.Y. recently graduated from the Master's program at Cortland State. After graduating from Millbrook, Reichenbach spent one year as captain of the Helena Big Horns and playing for the Nepean Raiders Tier II Jr. A hockey teams in the NAHL and COJHL. Reichenbach, a 2006 graduate of Hamilton College, captained the Hamilton hockey team his senior season. After graduation, he played a year of professional hockey with the Richmond Renegades of the SPHL.
Coach Sara Simard
Sara Reichenbach, a native of Aylmer, Quebec, returns to the Black Bear family as an assistant coach after having spent the last three years as the assistant coach at Dartmouth college in Hanover, NH. During her stint at Dartmouth, Reichenbach was responsible for the forwards, planning trips and events, video breakdown for team and opponents, and assisted in recruiting efforts. During her two-year stint at the University of Maine from 2007 to 2009, Reichenbach was the recruiting coordinator and assisted in all coaching responsibilities, including player development and on-ice systems.
Prior to Maine, Reichenbach was a volunteer assistant at Mercyhurst College while also working to further her education. In 2007, she earned her Master's degree in Organizational Leadership. Before her coaching start at the NCAA level, Reichenbach coached at the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vermont. She spent one season at NAHA where she helped mentor and develop young players to get them ready for the college level.
Her USA playing career began at Hebron Academy in Maine, playing two seasons for the 'Jacks where she would take on captain responsibilities for both years. She also led Hebron to the New England Prep School Athletic Conference Championship in 1999. Following her prep school career, she played four years at St. Lawrence University and helped lead the Saints to four ECAC Hockey Tournaments, two NCAA Frozen Fours and was a four-time member of the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Squad. Simard graduated from St. Lawrence in 2004 with a Bachelors degree in Science.
Following her playing career at St. Lawrence University, Simard played one year of professional hockey with Lugano and earned a tryout with the Swiss National Team during her stint in Lugano, Switzerland.