Jon Gallant has been hired as the new Massabesic High School varsity football coach.

Gallant, a 1994 graduate of Massabesic, which is in Waterboro, resigned as Deering High School’s football coach in early March. He had an 11-10 record in two seasons with the Rams. Previously he had been an assistant coach at Deering.

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“This was the one job that would ever get me away (from Deering),” said Gallant. “Deering has been a special place for me, an important place in my life.

“But the pull of going back where I came from, that’s what interested me.”

Gallant replaces John Morin, who resigned in January after 16 years at the school. The Mustangs made the playoffs 11 of those 16 years.