BANGOR, Maine — Nat Clark and Gabby Price are being reunited.
Price, who returned as the head coach of the Husson University football team in November after coaching the Eagles from 2002 to 2008, had Bangor native Clark as an assistant throughout his previous stint.
“I’m overjoyed to have Nat back,” said Price. “He is a teacher first and possesses all the good qualities you’ll find in a teacher. And he is a phenomenal coach.”
Price said Clark will be handling a variety of tasks as he did in his previous stint.
“He will be the offensive line coach but he will also be involved in all the football operations,” said Price, referring to player development, weight training, recruiting, academic support and booking the travel schedule.
Clark said in a Husson press release, “Some of my fondest memories of coaching at Husson are the relationships we built with the players and their families. I can’t wait to get started. I look forward to being part of a staff that will get the Husson football program back on top.”
Husson athletic director Bob Reasso said Clark will be an “outstanding addition to our athletic department. He’s a great hire. He’s a great educator.
“Gabby has already exhibited great energy and great passion that has rubbed off on the entire staff and I’m sure Nat will, too,” said Reasso.
Clark has spent the past four seasons as an assistant with the Bangor High School football and girls basketball teams. He also teaches physical education.
He played football for Price at Bangor High from 1992 to 1994 and went on to play at Bridgton Academy and the University of Maine.
He was hired as the head football coach at Old Town High School last summer but had a change of heart before he signed his contract and returned to Bangor High.
Price went 25-28 in his six seasons and 19-10 in his final three at Husson before resigning after the 2008 season because of philosophical differences with the athletic administration.
One of his former assistants, Niles Nelson, was named to replace him and Nelson was fired after two seasons and replaced by Sean Murphy. Murphy also spent two seasons as the head coach before resigning to take over as head coach of the the men’s lacrosse team at Husson.