Joe Harasymiak named new football head coach, media report

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WVII (Channel 7), WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2), WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland), Sun Journal and 92.9 FM The Ticket reported University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech has announced that Joe Harasymiak will become the next UMaine football head coach, effective Jan. 1. Harasymiak, who assumed the role as interim head coach on Nov. 24, becomes the 35th head coach in the 124th season of football at UMaine. Following a national search, Harasymiak emerged as the top candidate out of four finalists. “I am extremely excited and honored to be chosen as the next head football coach here at the University of Maine,” Harasymiak said. “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.” ESPN, USA Today, FOX Sports, ABC News and Miami Herald carried the AP report.