Former Bangor High School coach Billy Shannon has been named the head men’s soccer coach at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.

“I’m extremely excited to join the team at Maine Maritime Academy,” Shannon said in a news release Tuesday. “I look forward to working with the student-athletes and make a positive impact on the men’s soccer program.”

Shannon was the head coach of the Bangor High boys soccer team from 2011-15. Before that, he served as the Premier Soccer Club program director and coach for Blackbear United in Bangor and was an assistant men’s soccer coach at Husson University in Bangor.

“Billy Shannon will be a fantastic addition to our men’s soccer program,” said Maine Maritime head women’s soccer coach Seth Brown, who chaired the search committee. “We had a great pool of candidates, and through an extensive process, Billy time and again rose to the top. Our men’s soccer players will enjoy Billy’s passion, drive and enthusiasm for soccer and education.”

Shannon is a 2010 graduate of Husson University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He was the captain of the soccer team at Husson and earned all-conference honors.

He will assume his role on Tuesday, March 1.

UMF names interim track coach

Dan Campbell has been named the interim head men’s and and women’s cross-country and track and field coach at the University of Maine at Farmington.

“The opportunity to coach at my alma mater is not only exciting, but a dream come true,” Campbell said in a news release.

A 1988 UMF graduate, Campbell brings over three decades of coaching experience to the Beavers’ program.

Campbell coached three sports a year at Edward Little High School in Auburn, beginning in 1984. He started the indoor track and field team and coached the Eddies’ boys and girls cross-country and Nordic skiing teams.