The latest guest on The Base Path Podcast is first-year UMass Lowell head coach Nick Barese, who was promoted to the top spot after Ken Harring’s resignation in July.
Barese, the former head coach at Merrimack, spent the past two seasons as an assistant to Harring, whose exit came after the school authorized an independent investigation that cleared him from claims of racial discrimination toward a player.
“I think to say it’s a fractured team would just not be accurate,” Barese said. “I think the guys are definitely together, and we’re all trying to move in the same direction. So, from that standpoint, there wasn’t really anything difficult for me stepping in.”
Barese addressed the team for the first time in August, stating his intention to build on the foundation that has been established since UMass Lowell’s move to Division 1 over the last 10 years.