Since 2013, Frank Pergolizzi has guided Husson to significant levels of accomplishment as the university’s Director of Athletics.
Pergolizzi occupies an important leadership role on campus, serving in numerous capacities since arriving in Bangor in October 2013. Aside from his role in Newman Gymnasium, Pergolizzi serves on the Senior Cabinet for the university and the Husson Sports Hall of Fame Committee. He has chaired three different personnel searches for significant roles on campus. He also is active within the NAC as a member of the athletics directors council and serves as the Championships Chairperson on the NAC Executive Committee.
In his short time in Bangor, Pergolizzi has placed his stamp on the program, positioning Husson Athletics among NCAA Division III’s most successful in the nation. Under his leadership, three varsity sports (women’s golf, women’s tennis and men’s outdoor track and field) have been added, bringing the department’s total number to 21. He has witnessed Husson teams win eight total conference championships in football, men’s golf, men’s basketball, field hockey, men’s soccer, women’s outdoor track and field and twice in softball. In the last year, a men’s diver became the first Eagle to win a single event at the NEISDA Championships. The football program won a school-record eight games, its first ECFC championship and hosted its first NCAA playoff game. The field hockey team went undefeated in conference play and along with men’s soccer and softball advanced to the national tournament.
In 2014, Pergolizzi secured an exclusive apparel deal for the entire Eagle athletics department with Adidas.
The cumulative grade point average for Husson student-athletes has continued at high levels throughout Pergolizzi’s tenure. Competitive successes, such as a school-record eight straight NAC men’s golf championships from 2006-13 and eight straight regular season and seven straight NAC Tournament titles for softball from 2008-15, are an expectation on campus. Individual accomplishments have also become the norm, with five Husson student-athletes being named to an All-America team and over 50 being named All-Conference.
Pergolizzi has addressed numerous facility upgrades, including the creation of the Wadleigh Academic Center and the current renovations to the athletics weight room.
Pergolizzi joined Husson from West Virginia University Institute of Technology where he served as athletics director beginning in 2009. He is currently in his 23rd year as a collegiate director of athletics having also served at Saint Francis (Pa.), East Tennessee State and Southeastern Louisiana University. During his time at Saint Francis, Pergolizzi also served as head football coach.
Pergolizzi serves on the boards of the Bangor Boys and Girls Club, Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as the Town of Hampden Recreation Committee.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Pergolizzi received a Bachelor of Arts in American Civilization from Williams College and Master of Arts in Physical Education and Sport Administration from Western Michigan University.
Frank and his wife, Mary, reside in Hampden, Maine.