Media report Faison joins Black Bears as deputy director of athletics

A number of media outlets reported that Brian Faison had joined the University of Maine as deputy director of athletics. Faison, who retired about a year ago from his post as director of athletics at the University of North Dakota, told the Grand Forks Herald that retirement didn’t sit well with him. “I was incredibly bored,” he said. “I miss the energy you have on a college campus and within an athletic department. I had been doing some consulting, but it isn’t the same as being on a campus. Ken (Ralph) gave me a call about the possibility of coming up and doing some things to help the program and everything seemed to mesh together.” The Bangor Daily News, The Dickinson Press, Knox News Radio and WVII (Channel 7) also covered his hiring.