CASTINE, Maine -- Brent Kasabian has been named Maine Maritime Academy's Defensive Coordinator and Strength and Conditioning Coach.
"We are excited to have Brent aboard as our Defensive Coordinator," said Maine Maritime Academy Head Football Coach Chris McKenney. "He brings a strong resume from four different colleges. Brent will be a very good teacher on the defensive side of the ball and will bring great enthusiasm and energy to our program. We look forward to him getting started."
Kasabian returns to Maine Maritime after serving as an Assistant Coach in 2011.
"I'm very excited and grateful for the opportunity to return to Maine Maritime Academy and work with Coach McKenney again," said Kasabian. "Coach McKenney is one of the most respected coaches in New England and was instrumental in helping me start my career."
Last season, Kasabian served as the Defensive Backs Coach at Norwich University. During his time at Norwich, Kasabian coached an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) First Team selection.
"The quality of student-athletes at the Academy speaks for itself with performance on the field, and more importantly the amazing careers they pursue and excel at after graduation. I started coaching college football in Castine, and I am thrilled to be back here as we enter a new era of conference play. I can't wait to get started," added Kasabian.
He joined the Cadets after serving as the Defensive Coordinator at Curry College for two seasons, where he coached a two-time First Team All-New England Football Conference (NEFC) selection. In his first season with Curry, Kasabian's defense led the conference in total defense and pass defense.
As the Defensive Coordinator at Curry, Kasabian helped to mentor Parrish Rogers-Reed, the 2014 NEFC Defensive Player of the Year, New England Football Writers (NEFW) Division II/III All-Star, ECAC Division III North All-Star and the D3football.com All East Region Second Team selection.
Kasabian joined the Colonels after spending two seasons at Stonehill College, where he first served as the Secondary Coach, before being promoted to Special Teams Coordinator for the 2013 season. During the 2013 season, the Skyhawks claimed a share of the Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship.
He has also held assistant coaching positions North Middlesex Regional High School and Tyngsboro High School.
Kasabian has earned experience as a clinician at the prestigious Manning Passing Academy, the New England Elite Football Clinic and the Masters' Sports Football Camps.
Kasabian earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State College in 2009, where he was also a four-year letterman at the defensive back position and a member of the Bridgewater State team that racked up 30 victories in 40 games and won both the 2005 and 2006 ECAC Northeast and North Atlantic Bowl games.