ORONO – PVHS baseball head coach, Ryan Lincoln, is making a big leap and is staying in state.
Lincoln will be heading to the University of Maine and will be joining Nick Derba’s staff as a volunteer assistant coach. While he’s not sure what his exact duties will be, Lincoln is excited to coach at the next level.
“He’s got a great coaching staff. The way that Nick runs his coaching staff he involves everybody with it and it’s not really one person that has their own job it’s kind of everyone has their input. Nick’s just done a good job at UMaine and i’m excited to join the staff and build the next stepping stone for my career,” Lincoln said.
Lincoln spent the last three years with the Howlers.
“I am very excited to have Ryan join the staff. He has a great reputation as a hard worker and a good baseball person. He is going to add another dynamic to the program that will help us move closer to our goals of getting to the top in America East,” Derba said.
Lincoln said the decision to leave PVHS was one of if not the hardest decisions he’s ever had to make.
The Howlers job was his first high school baseball head coaching job and was a place he created lifelong bonds.
“It was tough for me I didn’t really reach out personally it was really more of a formulated thing it’s been kind of tough with this COVID situation and I know the kids understand,” Lincoln said.