|Title:||Assistant Athletic Director for Development|
After a 30-year career coaching college football, former Black Bear Mike Hodgson has returned to his alma mater as Assistant Athletic Director for Development.
Mike comes back to Orono from Dartmouth College where he served as offensive coordinator for the Big Green football staff. He joined former UMaine Head Coach Buddy Teevens in Hanover in 2005 as coach of tight ends and recruiting coordinator.
In 2004, Hodgson was quarterbacks and receivers coach at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania as the Fighting Scots were ranked as high as No. 18 in NCAA Division II and reached the second round of the Division II playoffs.
From 2000-03, Hodgson was offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Central Connecticut State University.
Hodgson was the head coach at Maine Maritime Academy from 1994-99, and led the Mariners to a pair of New England Football Conference titles (1994, 1998). While at Maine Maritime, he served the American Football Coaches Association for five years as a member of the Division III coaches’ council.
During a stint at Princeton University (1985-93), Hodgson served as wide receivers coach in helping the Tigers win Ivy League co-championships (with Yale in 1989 and Dartmouth in 1992). For two seasons, Hodgson was also the Tigers’ passing game coordinator.
Hodgson began his coaching career at the University of Maine, working with tight ends, the offensive line and running backs from 1979-85.
Hodgson graduated from Maine in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in park and recreation management. He then completed a master’s degree in education administration in 1982. Hodgson was a three-year starter for Maine at tight end and also handled placekicking duties.
Mike and his wife, Raeann, have a son, Kenney and a daughter, Cassie. Cassie graduated from UMaine in 2011 and was a scholarship athlete for the softball program. She served as captain of the Black Bears her senior year.