|Title:||Head Women's Basketball Coach/Staff Associate for Fitness & Athletics|
Jennifer Laney enters her fourth season as the head coach of the Lady Moose. UMA has appeared in the Yankee Small College Conference playoffs in each of her first four seasons. In the 2012-13 season, Laney coached USCAA All-American Arreonte Lee.
Laney wrapped up her second year as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Maine at Augusta with the first regular season Yankee Small College Conference championship in UMA women’s basketball history. The Moose finished the regular season with a record of 20-8 and advanced to the YSCC Final Four before falling to eventual tournament champion Central Maine Community College.
In 2011-12, Laney coached the 2011-12 YSCC Player of the Year in Katie Poirier, and All-Conference team members Ashley Peaslee and Jenn Lola. In January 2012 Ashley Peaslee became the first 1,000 point scorer in UMA women’s basketball history while teammate Katie Poirier followed in February with the 1,000th point of her career.
In 2010, Coach Laney coached the Moose to a third place overall finish in the Yankee Small College Conference as well as their first trip to the playoffs in two years. The Moose finished 11-11 in the regular season before falling in the postseason to eventual champions Southern Maine Community College.
Coach Laney was named the YSCC Coach of the Year for her efforts. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Maine, with 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 her Masters at the University of Maine in Student Development and Higher Education with a focus on student athletes. Along with coaching basketball, she is also the staff associate for fitness and athletics at UMA. When she’s not coaching basketball, she’s cheering on the Boston Celtics.