Longtime UMaine football coach Jack Cosgrove was officially welcomed to Colby College in Waterville Monday as the new football coach of the Mules.

Cosgrove left his senior associate director of athletics job at UMaine to jump back into coaching.

After 23 seasons as Black Bear coach, Cosgrove moved into the administrative job after the 2015 season but says he took the Colby job because he missed many aspects of the coaching job.

At Colby, football has been a part of Mayflower Hill since 1892 and Cosgrove becomes the 41st head coach.