Rockland Remembers Longtime Teacher, Coach, Community Leader

ROCKLAND, Maine (WABI) A longtime teacher, coach and community leader in Rockland has died.

Ed Mazurek passed away Wednesday at the age of 79.

For 35 years, he taught social studies and coached football and softball at the high school, where he became known as Coach Maz.

Before his time as a coach and teacher, he spent a year playing professional football in the NFL.

Mazurek also served in city and state government.

He was twice elected as mayor of Rockland.

He was also a State Representative and Senator.

Mazurek retired from office in 2014.

Funeral services are pending.