BANGOR — Keith Bosley called it “bittersweet.”
Husson University’s Senior Associate Athletic Director and women’s soccer coach has decided to leave Husson to become the athletic director at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt.
“I’ve been at Husson almost 15 years and I have developed so many friendships at Husson and in the Bangor community. They embraced me,” said the 57-year-old Bosley. “I’ll also miss the relationships with the student-athletes. On the other hand, the opportunity at Green Mountain is very exciting and it’s the right thing for me to do right now.
“I was by no means unhappy at Husson. It was time for me to do something new, something that challenged me and invigorated me,” added Bosley.
Bosley wore a number of different hats at Husson including facilities and event management, capital construction and compliance.
“I have Husson to thank for giving me the experience I needed in several different disciplines to prepare me for the Green Mountain job. I think I can help Green Mountain get a little better at what they’re doing,” said the personable Bosley, the father of two daughters, Elissa and Bethany, and grandfather of 8-week-old twins, Hazel and Ewan.
During his 14 years as the soccer coach, Bosley led the Eagles to a 163-97-7 record, four North Atlantic Conference championships and five NCAA Tournament appearances.
Before taking the Husson job, he coached the Bangor High School boys soccer team and ran a computer lab at Fifth Street Middle School.
Bosley thanked Husson vice president for administration John Rubino and athletic director Bob Reasso for being “incredibly supportive of me making this move. They realize I’m ready for another responsibility.”
“Keith has been a great servant to Husson and to the Bangor community for a very long time,” said Reasso. “He has worn so many hats and done a great job as a coach and administrator. It’s very sad to see him leave but I’m also very excited for him. This is a wonderful opportunity and a great challenge for him.”
Reasso said he will move quickly to hire someone to replace Bosley. He had been involved in compliance in his latest administrative role.
“I’d rather not have a fall coach handle compliance,” said Reasso. “But Keith was such a veteran, he could handle it.”
Green Mountain College and Husson are North Atlantic Conference rivals in several sports.
“We are delighted to welcome such a well-respected and enthusiastic staff member to our Eagle community,” Green Mountain President Paul Fonteyn said in a press release. “Keith is well-established within both the coaching and administrative ranks and we are pleased to be able to attract an individual of his caliber to GMC.”
Bosley’s last day at Husson will be Aug. 3 and he begins at Green Mountain three days later.
College players named to Honors Court
Several men’s college basketball players with Maine connections have been selected to the NABC Honors Court.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, an athlete must be a junior or senior academically and a varsity player, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year, have matriculated at least one year at their current institution and be a student of an NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA Institution.
Among those named to this year’s Honors Court were Cal Shorey of Calais and Union (N.Y.) College; Andrew Rogers of Philadelphia, Pa., and the University of Maine; Dan Kane of Bradford and the University of Maine at Farmington; and Kyle Corrigan of Caribou, Brad Trask of Easton, Patrick Manifold of Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom, and Brennen Morton of Chepachet, R.I., all of the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Shorey, a 2009 Calais High School graduate, made the Honors Court for the second straight year. Majoring in American studies, the 6-foot-4 forward Shorey had a 3.43 GPA at Division III Union. He was one of four Union players to qualify for the Honors Court.
Rogers, a guard who just completed his senior season and earned his degree in kinesiology and physical education, was a three-time America East All-Academic Team selection as well as earning the University of Maine ‘M’ Club Dean Smith award, given to the school’s top male and female student-athletes. He was also a CoSIDA First Team District I All-Academic selection as well as earning the 2011 Honors Court distinction.
Kane, a graduate of Central High School in Corinth, captained the basketball team as a senior at UMF. The Beavers’ point guard averaged 5.8 points per game and led the team with 117 assists. He is a two-time All-North Atlantic Conference All-Academic Team honoree.