BANGOR, Maine — It has been a memorable week for Jason Harvey.
The Husson University baseball coach has been named an assistant athletic director in charge of facilities and compliance and also has learned that he will be inducted into the Husson Sports Hall of Fame along with his wife, Kristin Pelletier.
Harvey had been the assistant director of admissions at the school.
The opening occurred when women’s soccer coach Keith Bosley, who had been involved in compliance as well as facilities management during his tenure, left to become the athletic director at Green Mountain College in Vermont.
“With Keith gone, we had to restructure,” said Husson athletic director Bob Reasso. “Jason had done a great job in admissions and is a wonderful coach.
“He’s going to be a tremendous addition to our athletic administration,” added Reasso. “He’s very detail-oriented and a very good administrator. He also has a great way about him.”
Harvey will be involved in all of the athletic department’s decisions, said Reasso.
“I’m very excited about being here in the athletic department full time,” said Harvey, who has named the baseball coach in July 2008 and led Husson to conference championships and NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament berths in 2009 and 2011.
“I consider myself an athletic administrator and it’s important to experience not just the coaching side of athletics but the other sides as well,” said the 28-year-old Harvey.
“Being able to work with student-athletes and provide them with the best opportunity to be successful is something I’m looking forward to,” added Harvey.
Interestingly, the Bucksport native, who played one season of baseball at the University of Maine, used to work on the facilities as his work-study job for three summers.
“Who would have known that six years down the road I’d be running the same facilities I used to work on as a student?” said Harvey, who was a rare three-sport athlete at Husson (baseball, basketball and golf).
He said he will enjoy having input into athletic administration decisions.
“Having been a student-athlete here and with the things I went through, I feel I will bring a lot to the table,” said Harvey, whose 2009 Husson baseball team won a school-record 33 games.
Harvey and his wife will be joined in the Sports Hall of Fame induction class by Ross McGee (golf, class of 2006), Emily Walker Anderson (basketball, 2001), Katy Calligan (soccer, 1996) and the 1976 Husson men’s basketball team.
“It was special for one of us to be going into the Hall of Fame but for both of us to go in together is amazing,” said Harvey. “We’re excited about it. It’s special for us and our families.”
Harvey and wife Kristin, a soccer star who graduated in 2005, have two sons, Jacoby and Drew.