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Deering Has New Head Varsity Football Coach

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Deering Has New Head Varsity Football Coach
Posted on 02/27/2018
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“Deering Athletics is proud to announce that Robert Susi has been selected as the school’s head Varsity Football Coach,” Deering High School Athletic/Co-Curricular Administrator Mel Craig said this week.

“Coach Susi has over 20 years of coaching experience at all levels. He has excelled and earned widespread respect in the coaching ranks of youth high school and semi-pro football,” Craig said. She said that Susi has been part of the semi-pro coaching staffs of Southern Maine Raging Bulls, Maine Sabers and the Maine Lions. Coach Susi’s high school coaching experience includes Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and Falmouth high schools and a season as defensive coordinator for Deering.

As Falmouth High School’s School Resource Officer, Susi has demonstrated his lifetime commitment to students. He is an All-Conference, All Offensive and All State high school football student-athlete. His post high school player experience includes time at Boston University, University of Maine and three years as a semi-pro outside linebacker earning All-Conference and Defensive MVP.

“Out of a strong applicant pool, Rob rose to the top position,” Craig said. “With over 20 years of experience in high school football, he is ready to take on and build his own program. We are excited to have Rob's passion, leadership and skill set taking the helm of Deering Football.”

In a joint statement, Deering Football student-athletes Mike Randall and Bailey Eide said: “Coach Susi will bring experience and discipline to our football program. We feel that he is a natural role model, who will make us better men on and off the field. We are very excited to play under Coach Susi and are really looking forward to next season.”

Deering Principal Gregg Palmer said, “Rob Susi is an experienced coach who has made a career serving as a role model for students. He is the ideal candidate to take the good work done in our football program and continue to build a culture where our student athletes work hard, support one another, and focus on doing the right thing as they represent Deering High School. We’re proud of our players and look forward to the partnership they’ll form with Coach Susi.”