Monday, 11 June 2018 21:39

New coaching staff eager for Maine men's basketball camp

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ORONO - It's a new era of basketball at the University of Maine for the men's basketball, and that even includes for summer camps.

The Black Bears are holding their day camp July 9 through July 12 for campers ages eight through 14, where kids will get a chance to interact with members of the team, learn from the coaching staff and develop skills. Members of the team's new coaching staff say they are trying to build the program on principles of work ethic, discipline and community service, something that should be evident to those attending.


Assistant Kevin Reed also praised having new head coach Richard Barron as an instructor.


"Coach Barron just adds a wealth of knowledge in and of itself," Reed said Monday afternoon. "Without even demonstrating a drill, he can add a verbal nugget that you will take with you for the camp. He just adds that knowledge."


More information on the camps can be found online.

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Jon Alba joined ABC 7 and FOX 22 in September of 2015 to serve as sports director and anchor. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he served as general manager of the school's television station Q30 Television for two years.

During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

In the past, Jon has worked at MLB Network, alongside MLB Advanced Media. Additionally, his work has been featured on AOL Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @JonAlba.