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UPDATE: Coach Perry Leaves, Dan Curran Named Head Coach

Terence Barclay’13,  Staff Writer

Warriors head football coach John Perry has resigned after five seasons at Merrimack. He will be an assistant coach at the University of Delaware.

Perry’s up-tempo, high-scoring offense was tops in the league for five straight seasons, as Merrimack won the 2009 Northeast-10 Championship, its first-ever league title.

Perry took the program to new heights, as linebacker Shawn Loiseau became the first player in Merrimack history to sign an NFL contract. He led the Warriors to a 29-21 overall record in his five seasons, and produced six All-Americans, including the 2012 Northeast-10 Most Valuable Player, Isaiah Voegeli.

In 2012, the Warriors finished with a record of 6-4 and fifth place in the Northeast-10, led by Voegeli and the Northeast-10 Offensive Player of the Year, Joe Clancy.

“I’d like to thank John for his dedication to the football program during his five seasons at Merrimack,” said Interim Director of Athletics Dean O’Keefe.

“We will begin a national search immediately and look forward to introducing a new head coach to build on our history of success and lead Merrimack next season and beyond.” A 1992 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Perry coached at Brown, Dartmouth, Northeastern, Georgetown, New Hampshire and Hofstra prior to coming to Merrimack in 2007.

The search ended on Friday when the college announced that Offensive Coordinator Dan Curran was named head coach.

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