Makana Garrigan, who has served on the UH football coaching staff the past three seasons, has joined Maine as a running backs coach.
Garrigan is reunited with assistant head coach Pat Denecke, who is the Black Bears’ run-game coordinator and offensive line coach. Denecke, Garrigan and UH head coach Nick Rolovich were on the Nevada staff four years ago.
“The weather is slightly different,” said Garrigan, noting tonight’s 12-degree temperature at the Orono campus. “Just a little different.”
Garrigan was a UH graduate assistant for defense for two seasons. Last season, he was an intern.
“As a coach, you’ve got to make the moves,” Garrigan said.
In addition to coaching the backs, Garrigan is assigned to recruit in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The Black Bears compete in FCS.