Head Coach
Richard Reichenbach

Reichenbach is currently in his third year as the head coach of the University of Maine Black Bears, seventh with the program. Prior to being name head coach, Reichenbach spent four years as an assistant coach of the Black Bears and recruiting coordinator the previous three years before serving as co-coach during the 2013-2014 campaign.

Under his guidance as head coach, the Black Bears reached fourth in the Hockey East standings, a mark previously unaccomplished. During his tenure, Reichenbach has coached three Hockey East All-Stars; Audra Richards (2013-2014), Kelsey MacSorley (2014-2015) and Meghann Treacy (2015-2016). In addition to performing on the ice, the Black Bears led all Hockey East programs as 20 of their 26 student-athletes were named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team. Katy Massey (Waterville, Maine) and Brianne Kilgour (Hamilton, Ontario) were named two of Hockey East's Top Three Scholar-Athlete and named to the Hockey East Academic All-Star Team.

Reichenbach came to the University of Maine from Cortland State where he was responsible for recruiting and organizing team travel, practices and video breakdown. He also worked primarily with the Cortland State defense.

Reichenbach, a native of Baldwinsville, New York, is a 2006 graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He played hockey and lacrosse for the continentals for four years and was coached by legendary coach Phil Grady while playing hockey at Hamilton. He captained the team his senior season. Following graduation, he played a year of professional hockey with the Richmond Renegades of the SPHL. Reichenbach worked as a hockey specialist and Bluestreak Sports Training in Stamford Connecticut where he trained numerous elite athletes who played in the NHL, Olympics, Division 1 and 3 hockey.

Reichenbach recently completed his master's degree in sports management from Cortland State.

Assistant Coach
Sara Reichenbach

Sara Reichenbach, a native of Aylmer, Quebec, has been with the Black Bear program for six seasons. Prior to her most recent stint with the Black Bears, Reichenbach spent the 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.

Sports Performance Coach (WIH)
Billy Larkins

Billy Larkins enters his first year on the Sports Performance staff at the University of Maine.
Coach Larkins designs and implements the yea- round programs for Women’s Ice Hockey and

Prior to arriving at Maine, Coach Larkins owned and operated LM Precision Training, with
locations in the great Chicagoland area. He was responsible for designing and implementing
programs from youth to professional athletes.

Coach Larkins received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dubuque in May of 2010.

Coach Larkins is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

Director of Hockey Operations
Tim Conser

Conser joined the Black Bears staff in August 2017. He previously served as a hockey operations intern with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. While working for the Coyotes, he clipped game film for players to review after games, recorded data for analytical purposes and helped clip film of potential NHL draft prospects.

Conser graduated from Arizona State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Applied Business Data Analytics and was also a member of the club hockey team.

Staff will also include current players and alumni of the University of Maine Women's Hockey Team