Maryland hires Kevin Sumlin as tight ends coach: Terrapins land former Houston, Texas A&M and Arizona coach
According to multiple reports, Maryland has hired former Houston, Texas, and Arizona A&M coach Kevin Sumlin to join the Terrapins as their joint offense coordinator and tight ends coach. including InsideMDSports.com And Na3 Sports. Sumlin, 58, was the head coach and general manager of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers in 2022.
Sumlin has extensive college experience as head coach at Houston from 2008 to 2011, Texas A&M from 2012 to 2017, and Arizona from 2018 to 2020. Legendary college quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manzil was his beacon during Sumlin’s first two seasons with Aggie. He was named SEC Coach of the Year in 2012 after posting an 11-2 record and finishing 5th in the final AP Top 25.
It’s unclear just how strong a player Sumlin will be under Turps head coach Mike Loxley.
The tight ends coaching role is a position Sumlin has held in the past. He held the title in Oklahoma from 2003 to 2005, including appearances in BCS championship games in 2003 and 2004. However, none of his tight ends ended with 100 or more yards in any season during his last 11 seasons as a college head coach. With that said, the tight position has evolved over the past decade into a more hybrid position that fits Sumlin’s style not only as an Air Raid guru but also as a coach with extensive experience as dedicated wide receivers. coach for most of his time in the business.
This would be the first time Locksley and Sumlin would work together on a college football team.