Former Maryland head football coach Roy Lester died on Sunday, the school announced in a statement on Monday morning. He was 96 years old.
Lester was the head coach at Maryland from 1969-71, but was previously on the Terrapins staff as an assistant coach from 1956-58. Most of his coaching career was spent at the high school level, making a handful of stops throughout the state of Maryland from the 1950s through the 1990s.
The Maryland Football Family mourns the passing of former Terrapins Head Coach Roy Lester, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 96. https://t.co/1JHo0lvWWs
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) May 4, 2020
Along with coaching the Terps for three seasons, Lester coached at Richard Montgomery High School (1959-68), Paint Branch High School (1972-78) and Magruder High School (1979-93). He led his teams to three state championships while on the high school circuit.
Before his coaching days, Lester was a three-sport athlete at West Virginia University. He played football, basketball and baseball during his college years.