After allegations of abuse came to light Friday, Maryland football head coach DJ Durkin was placed on administrative leave effective immediately, Maryland Athletic Director, Damon Evans announced Saturday evening.
In his absence, Matt Canada will take over as interim head coach.
Maryland & AD Evans released a statement on the decision:
Damon Evans has announced Coach DJ Durkin is on leave effective immediately while a thorough examination of our coaching practices is conducted. Matt Canada will serve as interim head coach. We must do better, and we will rebuild a culture of respect in our football program. pic.twitter.com/lQArXIrkeB— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) August 11, 2018
University of Maryland's President, Wallace Loh, issued this statement about the football program soon after:
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh just issued the following statement regarding the football program: pic.twitter.com/aq6Sppo0hu— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) August 11, 2018