ORONO, Maine – University of Maine football head coach Jack Cosgrove has announced the additions of Jeff Ambrosie and Kyle Archer to his staff. Ambrosie will be coaching the offensive line while Archer will be the special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach.
"We are very excited about the hiring of Jeff Ambrosie and Kyle Archer," said Cosgrove. "Both are high quality young men who have had great starts to their coaching careers. We are fortunate that they have chosen to continue their coaching careers at the University of Maine! We have high expectations for both of them!"
Ambrosie comes to Maine from the University of Rochester where he served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for four seasons. While with the Yellow Jackets, he produced the Liberty League's most-potent rushing attack, coached a line that gave up the league's least sacks and produced eight All-Conference players.
Prior to Rochester, Ambrosie served as the run game coordinator and recruiting coordinator at St. Francis (Pa.), where he developed two All-NEC linemen and an All-American in two seasons.
Before going to St. Francis, Ambrosie was the offensive graduate assistant and assistant video coordinator at Pittsburgh from the Big East. His tenure with the Panthers included the 2004 Big East Championship and a trip to the 2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl while helping Mike McGlynn, Rob Pettiti and Charles Spencer to All-Big East honors and the NFL.
Ambrosie spent two years as the Assistant Head Coach at Onondaga High School in New York before going to Union College (Ky.) from 2001-03 and serving as the linebackers and assistant special teams coach.
He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Cortland State and a master's degree in physical education and health from Union College.
Archer comes to Maine from Brown, where he's served as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator since 2009 after being the assistant defensive backs coach the previous two seasons.
While with the Bears, he helped develop four All-Ivy League selections at defensive back as well as first-year starter Alex Tounkara into a First Team All-Ivy League selection.
In 2008, Archer helped lead the team to the Ivy League Championship.
Prior to Brown he served as a student assistant coach at the University of Connecticut from the Big East. Archer created weekly defensive scouting reports, worked with the linebackers and defensive back coaches.
He has also worked at several clinics, including the Randy Edsall Football Camp and the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic.
Archer earned his bachelor's degree with an individualized major focusing in coaching and administration from the University of Connecticut.