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Maryland hires Kevin Sumlin as co-offensive coordinator

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TEMPE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 30: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Arizona Wildcats watches from the sidelines during the first half of the NCAAF game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland has hired former Arizona and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin as a co-offensive coordinator.

Sumlin, who was also a head coach at Houston, will be an associate head coach for the Terrapins. He’ll coach tight ends in addition to helping run the offense.

Sumlin went 35-17 at Houston from 2008-11 and 51-26 at Texas A&M from 2012-17. He was just 9-20 at Arizona before being fired in 2020.

Sumlin comes to Maryland after spending a year as coach and general manager of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers.

“Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our staff and I couldn’t be more thrilled that he’s joining our program,” Maryland coach Mike Locksley said. “My relationship with Kevin goes back over 25 years. He has a tremendous football mind, along with a proven track record of developing players and winning at the highest levels.”

Dan Enos, Maryland’s previous offensive coordinator, was hired for the same job at Arkansas this offseason.