TOPSHAM — Mt. Ararat High School has hired Frank True as its new high school varsity football coach, athletic director Geoff Godo announced on Tuesday.

True fills the void that was opened up since just before the start of the 2018 regular season when previous coach O’Neil LaPlante resigned as head coach.

“Coach True brings back several years of head coaching experience, along with a tremendous energy and unmatched passion for Mt. Ararat High School,” Godo said.  “He is well organized, has a clear vision for the program, and he’s well respected and connected to the football community in the MSAD 75 area, making him a great candidate for this position.”

This will be True’s second stint as head coach of the Eagles. A 1986 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School, True previously served as the head coach of the Eagles from 2011-2014 and also served as an assistant coach and sub-varsity coach in the program from 2003-2011.

Most recently, he was the head football coach at Hyde School in Bath from 2014-16.

Mt. Ararat loses eight seniors from this past season’s squad and will look to improve upon its 2-6 record.

The Eagles have made the playoffs as the No. 8 seed in Class B in two of the last three seasons, but have not won more than three games in a season since 2013.