basketball-men-d1 flag

The Associated Press | April 14, 2014

Maine buys out Woodward

  Ted Woodward spent the last 18 years at Maine as an assistant and head coach.

ORONO, Maine -- Maine says it is buying out the contract of its longtime men's basketball coach and looking for a replacement.

President Paul Ferguson says the university decided to replace head coach Ted Woodward after evaluating the program over several weeks. Woodard will be paid $113,800 over 13 months as terms of the buyout, ending his 18 years career as an assistant and head coach.

He had two years remaining on his contract extension. His tenure ends Monday.

The president praised the coach in an announcement Monday for his commitment to the university both "athletically and academically." The university says it will begin a national search for his replacement immediately.

Related:

Coaching Carousel

Women's basketball: From intramural basketball to the starting lineup, Parise Rossignol making most of second chance at UMaine

Parise Rossignol is shooting 49.7 percent from the floor, and leads UMaine in 3-pointers (44) and 3-point percentage (.427). She also is averaging 4.3 rebounds, and has 29 assists and 16 steals in 20 games.
READ MORE

11 must-watch games remaining this 2018-19 women's college hockey season

Time may be running out for teams to pad their resumes ahead of the NCAA Division I women’s hockey championship, but that doesn’t mean the bracket is a forgone conclusion. Here are 11 games to watch down the stretch.
READ MORE

Eastern Washington-Maine score: Eagles dominate and clinch spot in FCS finals

The 2018 FCS finals are set. Eastern Washington will play North Dakota State for the national championship in Frisco, Texas after beating Maine by a score of 50-19.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners