MestieriFootball coach Ed Mestieri announced Dec. 3 that he was resigning, and a national search was launched to have a new head coach in place for the 2012 season. Mestieri was head coach of the team for the past eight seasons and spent 23 years in all at Colby, including time as offensive coordinator, offensive line coach, and recruiting coordinator. “I felt it was time for a change, for me and for the football program,” Mestieri said.