Eric W. Werntgen
Assistant Director of Athletics
Photo of Eric Werntgen
Ext. 7828
Office: Sports Center

Additional Titles:
Sports Information Director
Men's Basketball Coach


B.S, American Studies, UNE (Westbrook College) 1997 B.S, Primary Education, UMFK, 1999 Coach Werntgen enters his tenth season as men’s basketball head coach at UMFK in 2013.  The Bengals have appeared in post season play eight out of the nine years under Werntgen.  They reached the Sunrise Conference (NAIA) final four his first eight seasons and reached the conference finals six years, breaking through for the programs first Sunrise Conference title and NAIA National Championship appearance in 2010 and a USCAA Division I Elite Eight National Championship appearance in 2012. 

Coach Werntgen, originally from Essex, Vermont, resides in Fort Kent with his wife Robin and two daughters Lily and Avery.

Coaching Experience

Head Men's Basketball Coach 2004 - Present Head Men's & Women's Cross Country 2007 - 2009 Head Women's Basketball Coach 2000 - 2003 Head Women's Soccer Coach 2000 - 2003

Honors, Fellowships, & Memberships

Sunrise Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year 2004, 2006, 2008

Recent Highlights

Men's Basketball Sunrise Conf Final Four 2005 - 2011 Sunrise Conference Regular Season Champions 2008-09, 2009-10 Sunrise Conference Champions 2009-10, NAIA II National Tournament 2010, USCAA Division I National Championships (Elite 8) 2012

Contact Information

Eric may be contacted by phone at (207) 834-7828 or by email at