Lynn Coutts named senior associate director of athletics, media report

The Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald reported University of Maine head softball coach Lynn Coutts has been promoted to senior associate director of athletics, and Mike Coutts, the associate head coach of softball, has been named head coach. Lynn Coutts, a former Black Bear star player, was named softball coach in 2010. In her new role, she will oversee compliance, Title IX, financial aid, student-athlete conduct, sports medicine, sports performance and equipment. She will serve as the liaison to academic support, the NCAA-designated senior woman administrator and a sport program administrator. “I love change. We have some great things coming up at the university and I want to be a part of it,” Lynn Coutts told the BDN. “When I look at my job, I don’t see it as being administrative. I’m still going to be coaching but I’ll be coaching different people.” Mike Coutts joined the softball program as an assistant in 2012 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2014.