Just one week after Maryland’s season ended with a convincing win over N.C. State, it appears that the Terrapins will be losing one of their key coaches. According to Pete Roussel of Coachingsearch.com, Maryland defensive line coach Greg Gattuso will be named the next coach at Albany. He’ll be just the second coach at the school in the last 40 years. Albany went 1-11 this season, so a change was expected. Former coach Bob Ford retired from the program after being the coach since 1970.
Gattuso spent the last three seasons as the Terps defensive line coach after coming over from Pittsburgh. While with the Panthers, Gattuso coached several positions during his six years there and previously was the head coach at Duquesne for 12 years.
Gattuso really had improved Maryland’s defensive line during his time in College Park and that continued this season. Andre Monroe (8.5 sacks) and Quinton Jefferson (7.5 sacks) both enjoyed solid campaigns, despite Maryland losing 2012 defensive line starters in Joe Vellano and A.J. Francis (both on NFL rosters).
He has also an excellent recruiter and was responsible for helping to bring in defensive end Brett Kulka and tight end Andrew Gray. He also was very active in the recruitment of 2015 offensive lineman commit E.J. Donahue.