ELLSWORTH – After around two decades patrolling sidelines in Hancock County, Ellsworth head coach Duane Crawford announced Wednesday he’s ready to hang up the whistle.
Crawford says he is in the process of submitting his letter of resignation to athletic director Josh Frost with the intent to retire from coaching, in what is listed as his final coaches show segment with WDEA’s Chris Popper in Ellsworth.
Crawford spent around ten years coaching at MDI in his previous position. He then brought the Ellsworth program back to life in 2012. The Eagles had been without a team for more than fifty years before that point.
Under Crawford, Ellsworth was one of the earliest adopters of eight-man football in Maine. The team went 3-5 in its first season since making the switch.
No word yet on a potential replacement.