Former Tennessee head coach and current Alabama offensive analyst Butch Jones has landed a spot on Mike Locksley’s staff at Maryland, according to a report.
According to Jeff Ermann of InsideMDSports.com, Jones will leave Tuscaloosa for an offensive position on Maryland’s staff. He’s expected to coach the tight ends and serve as an associate head coach.
Jones and Locksley were both on Nick Saban’s Alabama staff this past season.
Rumors surfaced on Monday that Jones had interviewed for and been offered the position on Locksley’s staff. Ermann was able to confirm that Jones accepted the position around midnight.
Locksley was officially introduced as Maryland’s head coach late last week. He was awarded the position over Matt Canada and Pep Hamilton.
Prior to arriving at Alabama, Jones had served as the head coach at Central Michigan (2007-2009), Cincinnati (2010-2012) and Tennessee (2013-2017). In 11 seasons as a head coach, he compiled an 84-54 record and guided his teams to eight bowl appearances.
Jones has plenty of experience coaching at the college level, but it will be his first stop with a B1G program.
The Terrapins are coming off a 5-7 season in 2018.