Coleman confirmed to ABC 7 and Fox 22 Tuesday he has stepped down as Orono boys basketball head coach in order to pursue a new opportunity. While he could not specify what is next, a source with knowledge of the situation said Coleman is leaving the school in order to become the next director of basketball operations with the University of Maine men's basketball program.
UMaine has not officially announced any of Richard Barron's new coaching staff, but Coleman's name is the second to surface in a week. Jeff Solari of the "Sports Chowdah" first reported last week Bangor Christian athletic director and former Black Bear Kevin Reed would be one of Barron's assistants, something multiple sources would later confirm to ABC 7 and Fox 22.
Maine is expected to officially name its full staff by the beginning of April.
Coleman's run with Orono saw the Red Riots come close multiple times to a regional championship, but they never were quite able bring home a gold ball. Still, Orono made regional final appearances three times in the last four years across two different classes. The team also won three sportsmanship awards in that time.