Despite reports, Terps say no announcement on football assistants yet

Maryland reportedly filling vacancies at offensive line coach and defensive line coach

January 12, 2014|By Jeff Barker | The Baltimore Sun

The Terps football team, which must fill vacancies at offensive line coach and defensive line coach, has been considering a former New York Jets assistant and a Ball State assistant for the posts.

Former Jets offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo has been linked to the Terps' vacant offensive line coach position, while Ball State defensive line coach Chad Wilt has been tied to the defensive line coach opening.

Asked about the pair, Maryland officials said Sunday that they were not making any imminent announcement on hirings. The school has indicated it would release names of new football staff members after the hiring process is complete.

DeGuglielmo, whose name surfaced in connection with the Terps in reports last week, was formerly offensive line coach for the Jets and Miami Dolphins -- and has experience coaching at the collegiate level -- while Testudo Times reported Saturday that Wilt has been hired.

Wilt has served as recruiting coordinator as well as defensive line coach for Ball State. His first season at the school was 2011.

Maryland’s vacancies arose when defensive line coach Greg Gattuso left after the regular season to become the new coach at Albany, and the contract of offensive line coach Tom Brattan was not extended.

Maryland must also hire a wide receivers coach to replace Lee Hull, who was hired last week as the head coach at Morgan State.

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