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Analyst  |  Coach  |  Speaker

Trading the whistle for a microphone.

Same passion and respect for coaches, athletes, and game.

Bringing basketball to you.

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After competing at Penn State, in the WNBA, and internationally, Maren exchanged her sneakers for a clipboard and whistle.  She was an assistant coach at The United States Naval Academy, and her alma mater, Penn State University, before leading the North Dakota State Bison as head coach.  With a Broadcast Journalism degree from The Pennsylvania State University, Maren has now moved to the other side of the camera as an analyst.  She is excited to bring the game into family rooms across the country and is passionate about growing the game.

Over the past four seasons Maren has worked as an analyst in the Big Ten, Big East, Ivy League and the Atlantic 10 conferences. She also co-hosted Live from Ivy Madness from the desk.

Maren is a professional coach, program strategist, and public speaker, holding her ACC credential from the ICF. She primarily works with female business owners bringing proven strategies and methods from the locker room to the boardroom!

She enjoys staying active and attending sporting events. Maren resides in Philadelphia.

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EDUCATION:  The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Bachelors of Arts, College of Communication, Broadcast Journalism


  • Provides analyst work on ESPN+, SNY, BEDN, and Big10+ (2020 - present)

    • Analyst, Post-game Interviews​

  • Co-Host of Live from Ivy Madness (Princeton, NJ)

    • 4 hr live desk show​

    • Season recap, tournament projections, championship celebration coverage, and live player and coach interviews​​

  • Participated in weekly Bison Basketball Show, with host Brian Shawn of MidcoSN (Fargo, ND)

  • Performed halftime interviews with sideline talent (Fargo, ND)

  • Conducted post-game press conferences (Fargo, ND)

  • Held weekly live press conferences with print, radio, and television reporters (Fargo, ND)

  • Provided color commentary for Penn State University women's basketball with play-by-play announcer Jerry Fisher (University Park, PA)


  • Head Women's Basketball Coach - North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (2014-19)

  • Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Penn State University, University Park, PA (2007-14)

  • Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (2004-07)

  • WNBA / International

    • ​WNBA Sacramento Monarchs (2001, 3rd round draft pick), Washington Mystics (2002) 

    • Cavigal Nice, France (2002-03)

    • SCAB 63, France (2003)

    • NWBL Colorado Chill (2004) 

  • Penn State University, University Park, PA (1997-2002)

    • Team captain (2000-01)​

    • Final Four participant (2000)

    • WNIT National Champion (1998)​

  • Jefferson High School - Bloomington, MN Hall of Fame (MN)

    • Minnesota State Tournament (1997)

    • Minnesota State Tournament Champion (1994)

    • Jefferson High School Hall of Fame - inaugural class inductee (2006)

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Need a full-time analyst?

Need a sideline reporter?

Need to fill a one-off opportunity?

Need a studio co-host?

Maren is ready to be part of your broadcast team!

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