Longtime football and baseball coach Fred Lower has been named the new Hampden Academy athletic director. He replaces Mike Bisson in that job.

Bisson is leaving Hampden to take a job with the Maine Principals' Association.

Lower has been a teacher at Bangor High School. He coached football and baseball for the Rams and also spent time as an assistant football coach at Husson University.

Lower spent this past season as Broncos head football coach. He is stepping down from that job and the search is underway for a new Hampden football coach.

The Hampden school board approved the move last night.