Head Coach: Scott Atherley
Scott Atherley is synonymous with University of Maine soccer, first as a student-athlete and now in his 17th season as head coach of the women's program. Led by a tenacious defense, the Black Bears are a challenging team to play against in the America East Conference every game. Atherley also leads a team that excels in the classroom, earning the earned the Division I Team Academic Award from the NSCAA yearly.
Atherley served as coach of the UMaine men’s soccer team for seven seasons. In 1995, he led the team to 10 wins, the most by the Black Bears since 1990 and five conference wins, the most in school history. His squad received the 1995 NEISL Fair Play Award for sportsmanship.
In 1994, Atherley was named Maine Collegiate Coach of the Year when he led the team to its first conference tournament appearance since 1990, the 1994 Diadora Classic title, and tied the school mark for consecutive wins with six. The Black Bears recorded a 1-0 win over nationally ranked Brown.
A native of Andover, Conn., Atherley was a standout player for the Black Bears during his career. He was a four-year letterwinner at UMaine, serving as team captain his final season where he was selected to the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL) All-Star and Maine Collegiate All-State teams.
A 1988 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education, Atherley also earned his master’s from UMaine in exercise physiology in 1991. Atherley resides in Bangor, with his wife, Lynn. He has a son, Carson, and two daughters, Teagan and Kyelin.
General Manager/Assistant/Goalkeeping Coach: Martyn Keen
Martyn was the founder of Safehands Goalkeeper School, which has run successful goalkeeper programs for more than 12 years, and he was director of the Competitive Edge soccer camps.
Martyn has seen more than 80 of his players go on to play collegiate soccer at every level. He has been particularly lucky with goalkeepers and has been the private coach to players who have started at prestigious programs such as Duke University, University of Virginia, Boston College and Stanford.
Away from soccer, Martyn has a Bachelors degree in Education and a Masters degree in Sports Science. He is also certified by the American College of Sports of Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist, by the American Council for Exercise as a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant and he is a certified Motivational Interviewing Counselor. He is also certified in CPR & basic life support.
Martyn is a member of several professional organizations in addition to the ACSM and ACE, the AACVPR (American association of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation) AHPERD (Association for health, physical education, recreation and dance) and the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America).
This year Martyn is coaching Seacoast United U16 Boys, as well as assisting with Seacoast United's Goalkeeping School.