Dowe, Farnham Join Husson Football Staff
With the start of their season set to kick-off in just over a week, Husson University football coach Gabby Price has announced new additions to his coaching staff for this years team.Five new coaches have come on board including former Bangor and Husson player P.J. Dowe and former Brewer High School coach Don Farnham. Also joining the staff is new defensive coordinator Grant Caserta, Linebackers coach Ed Mestieri and defensive line coach Taylor Ewen.
Caserta joins the Eagles staff after spending the 2014 season as a linebackers coach at Maine Maritime. He spent the 2013 season at his alma mater and NCAA Division II member Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) as a graduate assistant linebackers coach and video coordinator. Caserta was a four-year letterwinner and three-year captain as a linebacker for the Cardinals from 2007-10. He was voted All-GLIAC in three seasons from 2008-10.
Mestieri enters his 40th season coaching at the collegiate level and most recently served as director of football operations and defensive assistant for two seasons from 2012-13 at Maine, helping lead the Black Bears to the CAA Championship in 2013 and a berth in the FCS playoffs.
Mestieri was the head coach for eight seasons from 2004-11 at Colby (Maine) and totaled 23 years from 1989-2011 with the Mules as the offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.
Mestieri has previously coached at Norwich (Vt.), Dartmouth and Kent State.
Mestieri was a four-year letterwinner at Springfield (Mass.) from 1972-75.
Farnham joins the staff after spending 13 years (1993-97/2006-13) as the head football coach at Brewer (Maine) High School. He spent two seasons as a student assistant at Maine from 1985-86 and coached four seasons at Dartmouth from 1987-1990, helping the Big Green win two Ivy League championships.
Ewen comes to Husson from NCAA Division II member Lindenwood (Mo.) where he was a graduate assistant offensive line coach in 2014. He was a student assistant at his alma mater, Anna Maria (Mass.), in 2013. Ewen was a three-year letterwinner at guard for Anna Maria from 2010-12.
Dowe was a four-year letterwinner at tight end for the Eagles from 2006-09, playing in 34 career games and totaling 29 receptions for 334 yards and seven touchdowns.
Husson opens the season September 5th against Alfred University.