Lori Gettler has made her share of sacrifices for husband Jeff’s career as a college soccer coach. Now it’s his turn.

Gettler has resigned as the head coach of the Husson University men’s team to be with his wife, a tax accountant who spends tax season (January through April) with a company in Richmond, Virginia.

Gettler also was Husson’s deputy director of athletics and an academic liaison.

The move will also enable him to spend more time with daughter Carly, who was the head women’s soccer coach and sports information director at Husson before leaving a year ago to become the director of marketing and communications for the Richmond Strikers soccer club.

“Lori has followed me [in my coaching moves] and this is an opportunity for me to follow her. And that’s OK, that’s good,” said the 64-year-old Gettler. “Family comes first.

“Being alone in winter was getting real old. I didn’t want to spend another winter away from her,” added Gettler. “We’re excited to be with Carly, and she’s excited to have us.”

Gettler led the Eagles to two North Atlantic Conference championships and NCAA Division III tournament appearances in his six seasons. His teams went 46-16-4 in league play and his 2014 team was one of seven men’s teams in the nation across all divisions to earn a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award.

Gettler has an extensive head coaching resume that also includes stints at Massachusetts, Lafayette, Bates and Richmond. He has compiled a career record of 308-324-81.

“The kids have been fantastic, the university has been fantastic and the whole athletic department has been great,” said Gettler. “And Bangor is a vibrant city. It has been a really positive experience.”

He feels he is leaving the program in good shape.

“It is sad to leave a really special group of young men. They were fantastic. They were easy to coach,” said Gettler, who added that his team had a 3.39 grade point average last spring.

He would like to remain in coaching at some level, but he doesn’t have anything lined up as yet.

In a news release, Husson director of athletics Frank Pergolizzi said, “Jeff is a consummate professional who truly values both athletic and academic accomplishment. It’s also been the good fortune of the young men who have played for Jeff. he is an outstanding coach, teacher and mentor.”