When the Bangor Rams take the football field in the fall it will mark the beginning of a new era after the school board approved the hiring of Alan Mosca as the new head coach.Mosca got school board approval on Wednesday night to take over the program that he played for as a high school student, and replaces Mark Hackett who finished a 14 year run guiding the program.

Mosca who works in the school system as a physical education teacher at the Fruit Street school has been on the staff as an assistant for the last several years including offensive coordinator for the last two seasons.

He takes over a program that lost 17 seniors to graduation, but returns several key players including starting quarterback Jeff Lewis and running back Dane Johnson from a team that made it to the Eastern Maine semifinals where they lost to Cheverus.