Coach Jim Hartman was the first Varsity Football Coach for the Yarmouth Clippers. After establishing the program in 2004, Coach Hartman led the Clippers to back- to -back undefeated seasons resulting in Class C championships in 2010 and 2011. Leaving Yarmouth with a 33-20 overall record, he became the head coach at Portland High school for seven seasons. He led the Portland Bulldogs to three State Championship games and an overall record of 58-22. He was very excited to return to coach the Clippers in 2021 and lead the team in winning the 2022 State Championship. He has a 103-48 record and has led his teams to nine Conference Championship games and six State title games. Coach Hartman lives in Portland with his wife Penny. When he's not coaching up the next generation of student athletes, he enjoys spending time with his three children, their spouses and his seven grandchildren.
Chris has been with YHS football for the past 15 years being on the 2010 and 2011 teams that won Class C State Championships as well as the 2022 8 Man Large State Champions. Being from Topsham, Maine he played high school football and hockey for current YHS football rival Mt. Ararat. Additional sports include playing for a local rugby team and a Yarmouth men's softball league team. He also coached his daughter at several levels of Yarmouth soccer. He lives in Yarmouth with his wife, Debbie, and daughter, Brittany.
Coach Dylan is excited to be beginning his first year as Defensive Coordinator for the YHS Football Team. Prior to joining the Yarmouth staff, Dylan was the assistant defensive coordinator for Portland High School (the Bulldogs lost in the 2022 state championship final). Coach Dylan is also the First Team basketball coach and a varsity assistant in the Clippers basketball program. One of Dylan’s strengths is his keen ability to relate to his players. An excellent motivator, Coach Dylan brings a new level of excitement and enthusiasm to our program. A South Portland High School graduate, Coach Dylan was voted Captain of the Varsity, starting at Wide Receiver and Strong Safety for the Red Riots. As a senior, he led South Portland in interceptions, touchdown receptions, and yards per catch. After high school, Coach Dylan joined the workforce as an entrepreneur. He currently is a majority owner of four businesses and sits on the board of directors for several notable area nonprofits. Coach Dylan aims to revolutionize the defense while helping the Clippers in their quest to repeat as State Champions in 2023.
Defensive Backer Coach
John attended Portland High School where he played under Coach Hartman and posted a 11-1 record senior year. During this same season, he was named All-State kicker for the second time, and All-Conference kicker for the third year in a row. After high school, John attended the University of Maine Orono where he lettered on the football team and got his Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology with a focus in exercise science, health education, and physical education. John received his Master's Degree in 2022 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor while he worked as a Graduate Assistant in the athletics department. John is currently the Athletic Director of King Middle School where he also teaches health to grades 6 and 7.
John "Coach Mez" Misiewicz
John has coached football at various different levels over the last 13 years, his last 7 years at Portland High School. During his time coaching, he has coached several positions including running backs, tight ends and linebackers as well as assisting on the offensive and defensive lines. He prides himself on teaching mechanics and fundamentals. Prior to coaching, he played football through high school as well as on his Post Football team while serving in the ARMY.