Interim Tag Removed: Carson named Head WBB Coach at Maine Farmington

University of Maine at Farmington Director of Athletics Jamie Beaudoin has announced the hiring of Nate Carson as the head women’s basketball coach. Carson previously served as the interim women’s basketball coach for the 2021-22 academic year.
“Throughout the interview process, Nate impressed us with his passion, drive, and vision for the future of the women’s basketball program.  He is a proud UMF alumnus with great knowledge of the game of basketball. After a year at the helm, he has developed strong recruiting ties and gained valuable experience as a head coach.  He and the team are excited to get back to work and start their season and the beginning of the pursuit of the North Atlantic Conference Championship” Beaudoin states.
Carson is a 2014 alumnus of Farmington having played four seasons for historic coaching legend, Dick Meader. Carson finished his playing career having amassed 536 points, 353 rebounds, and 119 assists. Carson is also in the top ten in Beaver history in free throw percentage (.776) and three-point percentage (.365).
“I am very passionate about UMF athletics and I am excited to have the opportunity to help push the UMF women’s basketball program forward. I am excited to get back to work and am eager to help this program grow, while being able to place my own imprint on things” Carson adds.
Following graduation, Carson was hired as an assistant coach in the men’s basketball program under Meader. Carson had an extensive role in Meader’s program that included on-court player and team development, recruitment, as well as assisting in administrative duties such as coordinating team travel and working with alumni outreach. 
After Meader’s retirement following the 2019-2020 season, Carson stayed with the men’s program as an assistant to Sam Leal who succeeded Meader. Carson coached one season under Leal before being named as the Interim Women’s Basketball Coach replacing long-time Head Coach Jamie Beaudoin.
The program was largely successful under Beaudoin who posted a 294-261 record across his 22 seasons as the head coach. Beaudoin guided the Beavers to conference championships in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007. 
Carson obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health while at Farmington. In addition to his assistant coaching duties for the men’s program, Carson formerly worked at Western Maine Behavioral in Wilton as a crisis counselor and as a behavioral health profession at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington. 
During his time at Mt. Blue, he met his wife, Adrienne, with whom he has a six-month-old daughter, Nina. Carson resides with his family in Wilton.

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