December 17th, 2015 | by CollegeAD

University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech has announced that Joe Harasymiak will become the next University of Maine football head coach, effective Jan. 1, 2016. “I am extremely excited and honored to be chosen as the next head football coach here at the University of Maine,” said Harasymiak. “To think of all of the great head coaches who have come through here, and to be selected to be part of that group, is humbling. I can’t wait to get started.” Harasymiak, who assumed the role as interim head coach on Nov. 24, 2015, becomes the 35th head coach in the 124th season of football at the University of Maine. His contract is a four-year deal at $150,000 per year. Following a national search, Harasymiak emerged as the top candidate out of four finalists. “I am pleased to introduce Joe Harasymiak as our next football coach at the University of Maine,” said Creech. “We are delighted for his ability to continue the excellence of Black Bear football and are excited for the opportunity for him to make a lasting impact on the program.” -Lee Goldberg, WCSH, Read More

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