AUGUSTA, Maine -- University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 4 in a ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. Cosgrove joined eight others as the 39th class to be inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.
Coach Cosgrove will be entering his 22nd year at the helm of the Black Bears and is the winningest coach in the history of University of Maine football with 121 victories. During this span, his squads have also won two Atlantic 10 Championships ('01, '02) while earning a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title in 2013. In Cosgrove's most recent season with the Black Bears he guided the team to its first ever CAA title with a 7-1 mark in the league and a 10-3 overall record, earning Maine football its first ever NCAA home playoff game.
Cosgrove has earned numerous honors while at the helm of the Black Bears football team and most recently was awarded the CAA Coach of the Year honor in 2013. Following the 2013 campaign, Cosgrove also earned American Football Coaches Association Co-Coach of the Year for Region 1 and the New England Football Writers Association Coach of the Year recognition.
Cosgrove began his career at the University of Maine 40 years ago as a student-athlete in 1974. As a quarterback for the Black Bears, Cosgrove twice garnered All-Yankee Conference honors and was named an ECAC All-Star. In his first year with the Black Bears, Cosgrove accumulated 517 yards, rushed for 558 yards and led the Black Bears to their first Yankee Conference Championship.
Cosgrove, who was born in Hyde Park, Mass. and attended Sharon High School, and his wife Marilyn have four children: Jeri; twins Carly and Matthew; and Sydni.