Maryland football news: O-Line coach Tom Brattan not retained by team

Rob Carr

The longest-tenured coach on the Terrapins staff will not be with the team next season.

Maryland is losing another member of their coaching staff, as offensive line coach Tom Brattan's contract will not be retained, Alex Prewitt is reporting.

Defensive line coach Greg Gattuso was the first to leave, taking the head coaching job at Albany.

Brattan had been with the school since 2001 -- along with wide receivers coach Lee Hull, he was one of just two holdovers from the Ralph Friedgen era to stay on Randy Edsall's coaching staff. After coaching high schools in Virginia and Delaware for a decade, he got his first assistant coaching job at William & Mary in 1983 (he was a graduate assistant at Delaware, his alma mater, in 1972).

Brattan moved up to the big leagues in 1992 with Northwestern, and helped turn around the struggling program. In 1995, the Wildcats won the conference championship for the first time in 47 years, and finished with a top ten ranking. They won the Big Ten title again in 1996.

After two years at Stanford in 1999 and 2000, Brattan was hired by Maryland in 2001. He coached players such as Andrew Crummey, Bruce Campbell, Jared Gaither, Stephon Heyer and Edwin Williams in his time with the Terps.

It is unknown how this news will impact the recruitment of five-star offensive tackle Damian Prince, but that will be something to look out for.

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