Yarmouth has hired Chris Pingitore as its head football coach, replacing Jim Hartman, who left to become the Portland High coach.

Pingitore was one of the founders of the Yarmouth football program 10 years ago. He has been an assistant for the Clippers, coaching offense and special teams.

Yarmouth has won the last two Class C state championships, going 12-0 both years.

“Chris has been with the program since its inception,” said athletic director Susan Robbins. “He worked very closely with Jim Hartman. It was the best opportunity to have a seamless transition. I don’t think we could find a better fit.”

Pingitore, 47, is the father of Nate Pingitore, a standout running back for the Clippers who graduated in 2011.

“It’s a good feeling,” said Pingitore about getting the job. “We have some great material returning. The junior class is phenomenal. We have a 24-game winning streak. We’re looking forward to continuing the trend.”

Pingitore is a doctor who specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.