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Maine’s Harasymiak joins Golden Gophers coaching staff

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Maine Black Bears head coach Joe Harasymiak has left the program. He has accepted a position on the Minnesota Golden Gophers coaching staff. His official title has not been announced yet.

He is expected to work on the defensive side of the ball on head coach P.J. Fleck’s coaching staff. He spent the last three seasons as the Black Bears head coach before leaving the program.


The 32-year-old Ridgewood, New Jersey guided the team to a 20-15 record, including a 10-4 record in 2018. Maine was defeated the Eastern Washington Eagles in the FCS Semifinals.

Harasymiak will join the team before it’s game in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Following the team’s Bowl game, Fleck will give Harasymiak his official title for the 2019 season.

He was an assistant coach for the Black Bears from 2011 through 2015. In 2011, he worked with Joe Rossi on the Black Bears staff, who is now the Golden Gophers Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach.

Prior to being hired by Maine, he served as an assistant coach with the Springfield Pride in 2009 and 2010.

The former Pride player began his coaching career with the Marine Maritime Mariners in 2008, as an assistant coach.


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