Maryland defensive line coach Greg Gattuso will reportedly be named the head coach at Albany, according to football scoop.
Sources confirm to us that Maryland defensive line coach Greg Gattuso will be the new head coach at Albany http://t.co/sNnVtycOD5— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 7, 2013
Albany is an FCS program, a level Gattuso has coached at before. His only other head coaching position came at Duquesne, where he compiled a 97-32 record from 1993 to 2004 with eight conference titles (including six straight to end his tenure).
Many thought defensive coordinator Brian Stewart would be the first Maryland assistant coach to leave for a head coaching gig, but Gattuso makes quite a lot of sense. He's got the experience and success at that level and is a great recruiter -- he was previously the recruiting coordinator at Pittsburgh and generally specializes in that area. In Maryland's 2014 class, he was responsible for bringing in two-star defensive end Brett Kulka, three-star tight end Andrew Gray and three-star defensive tackle David Shaw, but he's also the lead on four-star defensive back Dravon Henry.
Gattuso did a fantastic job on Maryland's defensive line this season, as the Terps recorded 95 tackles for a loss and 34 sacks. Leading the way was Andre Monroe, who had 14 tackles for a loss and eight-and-a-half sacks -- second on the team to Marcus Whitfield.