Jennifer Laney enters her eighth season as the head coach of the Lady Moose. This past season, Laney recorded her 100th win with the Moose. UMA has appeared in the Yankee Small College Conference playoffs each year that Laney has coached the program. In the 2015-16 season, Laney coached USCAA All-American Jamie Plummer, USCAA second team Darby Toth, USCAA Honorable Mention Caitlin LaFountain; as well as Academic All-Americans Jamie Plummer, Carmen Bragg, Emily Karter, Caitlin LaFountain, and Darby Toth.
Under Laney's leadership, the Lady Moose have earned two bids to the USCAA National Tournament. The Lady Moose finished their competitive schedule (23-10 overall, 12-1 conference) and Yankee Small College Conference Championship Runner Up in Elite Eight post-season play. Laney has coached six 1,000 point scorers including Ashely Peaslee, Katie Poirier, Jennifer Lola, Arreonte Lee, Jamie Plummer, and Darby Toth.
Coach Laney was named YSCC Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2015. She is a graduate of the University of Maine, with a master’s in Student Development and Higher Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Food Science and Human nutrition. She originally began her collegiate career at Roanoke College in Virginia where she competed on the track team, throwing shot put, discus, javelin and hammer. Coach Laney is currently pursuing a terminal degree at the University of Maine. In addition to coaching basketball, she is also the Athletic Director and Coordinator of Wellness at UMA.