Sumlin signs up with Locksley’s training personnel at Maryland
Kevin Sumlin is going back to college football, signing up with Mike Locksley’s staff at Maryland as associate head coach, co-offensive organizer and tight ends coach, the school announced Wednesday.Sumlin was the head
coach/general manager of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers last season and had 3 different stints as a college head coach at Houston, Texas A&M and most just recently Arizona.Sumlin, 58, was called Texas A&M’s coach in its very first
season in the SEC in 2012, and his quarterback, Johnny Manziel, went on to win the Heisman Prize that season. The Aggies completed 11-2, beat No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa and Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. Sumlin was 51-26 in six seasons at Texas A&M, but was fired when the Aggies finished the 2017 routine season with a 7-5 record. Sumlin finished.500 or better in SEC league games all however one season throughout his time in College Station.Sumlin was 35-17 throughout his 4 seasons as Houston’s coach, including a 12-1 record in his final season in 2011. He was 9-20 in his three seasons at Arizona from 2018-20. Sumlin, a 32-year training veteran, shares a close relationship with Locksley, who enters his 5th season at Maryland and has actually
led the Terps to back-to-back winning seasons after the program suffered through six straight losing seasons from 2015-20. Sumlin played linebacker at Purdue and has coached in four of the five Power 5 conferences(Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC). His overall head-coaching record is 98-70.