Maryland reportedly expected to bring back former assistant as new co-DC
Maryland is nearing a move to bring Boston College’s Aazaar Abdul-Rahim back to College Park to serve as the program’s co-defensive coordinator.
According to 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz, Abdul-Rahim is expected to be hired by Maryland soon. He has been on the Boston College coaching staff for the last four seasons as the defensive backs’ coach. The 2023 campaign marked his first as the team’s co-defensive coordinator.
Prior to BC, Abdul-Rahim spent one season at UMass and three seasons as a defensive backs coach at Maryland (2016-18).
In his second season at Maryland, the Terps intercepted 10 passes, marking what was the most by a Maryland team since 2003. He was also recognized as one of the 25 best recruiters in the country after helping the Maryland land nine of the top 20 players from the state of Maryland and three of the top nine players from Washington, D.C.
Maryland signed a top-20 class in 2017 and then a top-30 class in 2018.
And during his final season with the Terps, the Maryland defense picked off 18 passes to rank fifth in the FBS. They also recorded, including 18 interceptions and five fumble recoveries, and added 32 pass breakups. The 18 interceptions ranked tied for the fifth-most in FBS during the season.
At Boston College, Abdul-Rahim coached corner Josh DeBerry to an All-ACC Second Team selection in 2021 and then corner Elijah Jones to an All-ACC First Team selection in 2023.