New Hampshire Football Report

Marcella leaving New Hampton

Rick Marcella has been named the head football coach at Bridgton Academy, a school for postgraduate students in North Bridgton, Maine.

Marcella, who has been New Hampton’s football coach for the last four seasons, also served as Bridgton’s head coach from 1990 to 2012. He guided New Hampton to a 30-5 record during his four-year tenure.

“I’m excited to be home,” said Marcella. “Home with my wife, Liz, and home at Bridgton Academy. I am passionate about the mission of the school, and I’m looking forward to doing what I know and love. After seeing the positive changes that have taken place at Bridgton – the turf field, for example – as well as the excitement generated by the academic and administrative leadership, this is a great time to be coming home.”

Marcella was a defensive back at the University of New Haven, and earned his masters degree at Central Connecticut State. He began his coaching career with stints as an assistant at Central Connecticut State, then SUNY Albany.

He spent one year coaching at Nauset Regional High School on Cape Cod before taking over the New Hampton program.

“I am pleased to welcome Rick Marcella back home,” Bridgton Academy headmaster Grady Vigneau said. “Rick’s name was synonymous with Bridgton Academy football for three decades, and it is great to see him return to lead our football program to even more success.”

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