Jack Cosgrove joined Downtown to discuss his decision to step down as the head coach of the University of Maine football program and accept a position as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics. Cosgrove said his move from the head coaching ranks after 23 years in that position with the Black Bears was in the works for some time but the final decision didn’t come until Sunday. Cosgrove told us some of the things he’ll be working on in the administrative role, talked about the opportunity to assist other coaches within the university, and explained what he’ll miss most about coaching.
Cosgrove was the head coach at UMaine for 23 years and led the Black Bears to three NCAA playoff victories and two FBS wins (2013 at UMass and 2004 at Miss. St). He also has the most victories in Maine football history and the fourth most league wins ever.