Maryland is expected to name a former Terrapin as the team’s defensive line coach, according to a report.

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reported that Delbert Cowsette, a former all-ACC defensive lineman with the Terrapins, will become the new defensive line coach at his alma mater. He spent the last five years in the same position at Albany.

Prior to Albany, Cowsette coached the defensive line at Hampton.

Cowsette played at Maryland in the late 1990s and was selected in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft. he played three seasons with the Washington Redskins.

Adding a former Terrapin to the coaching staff is a smart move by head coach Mike Locksley, especially on the recruiting front. As he tries to rope off the DMV to poachers, having former players and guys from the area on staff is critical.

Last week, Locksley hired Jon Hoke to run Maryland’s defense.