The winningest Head Football Coach at the University of Maine will be leaving the program to return back to the coaching ranks.

Sources to the Ticket confirm that Jack Cosgrove will be the program’s next Head Coach and will be leaving UMaine.  Cosgrove had been the Head Coach of UMaine for 23 years, through the 2015 season, and compiled a record of 129-135 with the Black Bears before stepping into a new role as the senior associate director of athletics the past two seasons.

Cosgrove will replace Jonathan Michaeles who resigned from the Colby program  after six years with the team.  Last year the Mules went 1-8 on the year, only besting Bowdoin in the regular season finale.  Terms of the deal have not been disclosed at this time.

In addition to his time coaching the Black Bears, Cosgrove was also the QB for the UMaine program from 1974-77.  He served as an assistant coach with Boston College before becoming the QB coach at UMaine.  Cosgrove helped the Black Bears to 5 different FCS playoff appearances, including three quarterfinal appearances.