Maryland hires Ball State head coach as assistant
Add another head coach to Maryland’s staff.
Ball State coach Pete Lembo is resigning to take an assistant coaching job on D.J. Durkin’s staff at Maryland.
— Maryland Football (@MarylandPride) December 22, 2015
It marked the third 2015 head coach that Durkin, a first-time head coach himself, brought on to his staff since taking over last month. Maryland already hired Syracuse coach Scott Shafer and Virginia coach Mike London to take assistant positions.
Lembo will add a ton of experience to Maryland’s new-look coaching staff. He has a 112-65 record as a head coach, and was 33-29 in five seasons at Ball State. He was the first Ball State coach to ever reach the 30-win mark in his first four years, but Lembo compiled just an 8-16 record in the last two seasons.
According to Bruce Feldman’s report, Lembo resigned from Ball State because of frustration with the lack of funding for the football program.
The former Georgetown offensive lineman also has East Coast recruiting ties having coached at Lehigh and Elon before landing the Ball State job.
It remains to be seen what specifically Lembo’s role will be with both coordinator positions filled. Maryland hired Arkansas State’s Walt Bell to take the offensive coordinator position and Shafer will lead the defense.