staff, December 2, 2015

D.J. Durkin was named the 36th head football coach in Maryland history on Wednesday afternoon.

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Durkin, 37, will be introduced as the Terrapins' new head coach today at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT) on BTN/BTN2Go.

A first-time head coach, Durkin served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Michigan this season. The Wolverines ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten in total defense (259.0 ypg) and No. 3 in scoring defense (15.0 ppg).

?On behalf of the entire University of Maryland community, I am thrilled to welcome D.J., his wife, Sarah, and their children, Abigail and Luke, to College Park,? said Maryland Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson, who will also speak at today's press conference. "We began this search looking for a candidate with qualities that aligned with our vision for the football program, and throughout the process it became clear D.J. was the perfect fit. He has had success at some of the nation?s most preeminent football programs, is recognized as one of the top recruiters in the country and is widely respected as one the top young coaches across the college football landscape.?