Mt. Ararat High School has hired Chad Kirk as its new varsity girls soccer head coach, Eagles athletic director Geoff Godo announced on Monday.

The position was vacant following the resignation of previous head coach Sam Chard.

“Coach Kirk brings several years of varsity coaching experience, along with a tremendous energy and passion for the job,” Godo said. “He has demonstrated an ability to effectively coach at various levels of soccer, from youth through high school, and is well connected to the soccer community in the MSAD 75 area, making him a great candidate for this position.”

A 1994 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School, Kirk has coached soccer at various levels over the last 15 years. He was previously the girls soccer coach at Gardiner High School from 2007-2016. He has also been a regular fixture in the Seacoast United Maine premier soccer program, having coached at many camps and clinics, as well as teams from the U-8 to U- 18 levels.

In the spring, Kirk is also the junior varsity coach for the Mt. Ararat girls lacrosse program.

Mt. Ararat has a rich girls soccer tradition and the program has been solid for a number of years, highlighted most recently by Eastern Class A Regional Championship runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2014.

Last season, the Eagles finished 6-8 in the regular season and dropped a 2-0 decision to Brewer in the Class A North preliminary round.

For more information, contact Godo at 729-2951, ext. 213.

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