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Maryland football hires Brian Williams as linebackers coach, per reports

The Terps have filled their on-field staff.

Mike Locksley Maryland football press conference Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

Mike Locksley’s on-field Maryland football staff is reportedly complete. He’s bringing in UAB linebackers coach Brian Williams to become the Terps’ 10th and final assistant, according to multiple reports Sunday.

The move was first reported by FootballScoop and has been confirmed by, which reported that he is accepting the linebackers coaching job at Maryland (this wasn’t included in the initial report.

Williams spent the last two seasons at UAB, where the football program returned from hiatus and won Conference USA in 2018. He’s previously held off-field roles at Georgia and Florida State. He’s a young coach who has already established himself in recruiting, being listed as the primary recruiter for six UAB signees in the 2019 class.

Maryland’s 10 on-field assistants, official and reported, bring a mix of youth and experience. Four of Locksley’s assistant hires (Jon Hoke, John Reagan, Joker Phillips and John Papuchis) bring at least 15 years of coaching experience, while three more (Williams, Mike Miller and Elijah Brooks) have a combined two seasons as an on-field college coach. The staff completion comes just three days before National Signing Day, and Maryland starts spring practice in March.