UMAINE JAY LEACH  New University of Maine hockey coach Red Gendron has announced the hiring of Jay Leach as associate head coach.Leach served in the same capacity under coach Shawn Walsh from 1984-88, helping the 1988 team get to the NCAA Final Four. In a press release Leach stated, "I know how important Maine Hockey is to the state. The University of Maine is a special place to go to school and also to play hockey. Maine has been very fortunate to to land coach Gendron. I have known Dennis (Gendron) for over 30 years. His passion and knowledge of the game is extensive and I would not have accepted a job like this under any other college coach."

He comes to Maine with over 30 years of coaching experience including 22 in the pro ranks.