University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove says he will transition into a senior associate director of athletics position at the school after nearly 23 years of leading the Black Bears.
The university announced Tuesday a national search for a head football coach will start immediately.
Joe Harasymiak has been named interim head coach.
Cosgrove, named UMaine's head coach on Feb. 22, 1993, has the most wins (129-135) in the history of the football program. Under Cosgrove's leadership, the team has won three conference championships and made five NCAA postseason appearances.
After graduating from UMaine in 1978, Cosgrove spent two years as a graduate assistant with the Black Bears. Following a two-year stint at Boston College, he returned to UMaine in 1987.