September 18, 2013

Gray Tabbed As Husson Head Coach

from press release

BANGOR, Maine - Husson University is proud to announce Marsh Gray as the new head men's lacrosse coach following an extensive national search.

"My family and I are very excited for the opportunity to join the Husson University community. We will build this program with integrity, substance, and toughness. Our goal will be to compete with passion, skill, and honor, and to graduate individuals who will make a difference in the world and reflect the values of this great university," said Gray upon his hire.

Gray, who hails from Saco, Maine, comes to Husson University after serving as the head-assistant coach at the University of Southern Maine. As a key member of the coaching staff at USM, he helped attract talented quality character student-athletes and improved the team's performance in all aspects.

"We are delighted that Marsh Gray will be taking the helm of our men's lacrosse program at Husson," said new Director of Athletics Frank Pergolizzi, "Marsh not only has significant successful experience as a lacrosse coach but also is able to articulate an exciting vision for Husson lacrosse. I look forward to working with him towards that end."

Previously, Gray served as a high school coach at Cheverus High School, Tilton School, and Thornton Academy. In just twelve seasons, he built three championship teams, appeared in six championship games, and compiled over one hundred career wins. Gray has also worked as a Programs Director for the Maineiax Lacrosse Club, responsible for all operations of the organization, including strength and conditioning training sessions and coaching private lessons and group skills clinics.

Gray played collegiate lacrosse at Plymouth State University. He was a standout two-way midfielder most known for his lightning speed, strong physical play, and dominance at the face-off position. In 1999, he won 89 of 92 face-offs and all-conference honorable mention. That same year, Gray transferred to the University of Maine and had an extremely accomplished career as a track and field athlete and rugby-football player.

Gray earned a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Maine in 2002.

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