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Coach Biographies

  • Richard Barron
    University of Maine
    USA

RICHARD BARRON Coach Richard Barron through his coaching career has had success at top quality Division 1 universities.  His experience includes North Carolina State, Baylor University and Princeton University.  During his tenure at Baylor, the team won the conference championship and has two NCAA post season appearances, reaching the sweet 16 round.  Barron posted a 77 - 48 record during his tenure at Princeton while coaching five different players to All-Ivy League honors.  In his early years as a coach, Barron was the assistant men's coach of University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee for four years. Barron is well renowned for his fantastic recruiting and “finding talent”.  Barron comes to the University of Maine with an 11-year head coaching career record of 152 - 139.

In the summer of 2006, Barron looked to expand his coaching knowledge as he traveled to Treviso, Italy with the NBA's Phoenix Suns to observe and study under Mike D'Antoni.

  • Theodore (Ted) Rodopoulos
    Vice-President Greek Basketball Coaches Association
    Greece

TED RODOPOULOS Coach Theodore (Ted) Rodopoulos is considered the "guru" of Greek Basketball.  He has been an active member of the US Basketball Coaches Association for 34 years.  He has worked in XANTH, the Greek National Team, PAOK, Dimokritos and Philippos.  He has also worked as a technical supervisor in many teams.

In Thessaloniki he has created for many years now his own basketball school, the "Stars Academy" and for 28 years he is the owner of the famous "Salonica Basketball Camp", which was the first Basketball Camp in Greece (1983).

He is the Vice-President of the Greek Basketball Coaches Association. He has also lectured in many International Basketball Clinics, the last one being in 2005 in London next to the legendary Dean Smith.

  • Lisa Stone
    St. Louis University
    USA

LISA STONE Lisa Stone, in 27 years as a collegiate head coach has a remarkable 515 – 256 record.  This is her second year at St. Louis University and prior to her arrival at Saint Louis, Stone served eight seasons (2003-11) in charge at Wisconsin.  She began her head-coaching career with a three-year stint at Cornell (Iowa) College, spent 12 seasons at Wisconsin-Eau Claire and had a three-year tenure at Drake.  Through her career, she has had a number of NCAA post season appearances; in 1997 she was the WBCA Division III National Coach of the Year, and in 2000 she was named D3 News/Molten Division III National Coach of the Year.

In addition to her collegiate coaching experience, Stone was a head coach in the 2001 WBCA All-Star Game as well as an assistant coach for gold-medal-winning Team USA at the 2002 World Championships for Young Women Qualifying Tournament in Brazil.

  • Sam Vincent
    Former NBA Player, Coach
    USA

SAM VINCENT Sam Vincent is a retired NBA player and a coach.  As a player, he played for Michigan State and was drafted by the Boston Celtics where he won an NBA championship. His playing career included Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic.

He has had a number of coaching "stops"; in the international scene he has coaches in South Africa, Greece, Netherlands and Nigeria.  Shortly after coaching the Nigeria Men's team to the second round of the 2006 World FIBA Championships (including a shocking upset of traditional power Serbia and Montenegro), he was hired as an assistant coach by the Dallas Mavericks.  In 2007, he became the Head Coach of the Charlotte Hornets. After his tenure with the Hornets, Vincent was named the head coach of the Anaheim Arsenal of the NBA Development League.