Maryland Football Coaching Staff

Last Game

Rutgers
Dec 12, 2020
College Park, Md.
Mike Locksley

Mike Locksley

Head Coach

Michael Locksley returned home to become the University of Maryland’s 37th head football coach in December 2018. Locksley, a Washington, D.C. native with deep personal and professional connections to the area, brings over 20 years of coaching experience, including two separate stints at Maryland, totalling 10 years with the Terps.

The winner of the 2018 Broyles Award, given to the nation’s top assistant coach, Locksley has spent the last three years working under Nick Saban at the University of Alabama. He served as the Crimson Tide’s co-offensive coordinator and won a national championship last season before being promoted to offensive coordinator in February of 2018 and helping Alabama return to the College Football Playoff.


Locksley, known for strong recruiting skills, was listed as a top-25 recruiter in the nation three different times (2003, 2005, 2006) and was a finalist for 2007 recruiter of the year by Rivals.com. He also engineered top-10 recruiting classes during each of his two seasons (2003-04) as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Florida.

Brian Braswell

Brian Braswell

Offensive Line Coach

Braswell brings five seasons of NFL experience to Maryland, spending 2014-18 in the AFC North, as an Assistant Offensive Line and Quality Control Coach for the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals made the playoffs in each of the two seasons that Braswell worked in Cincinnati as the Assistant Offensive Line and Quality Control Coach and won the AFC North in 2015, putting together an impressive 22-9-1 record over those two years.

The Georgia native also spent the spring and summer of 2010 with the Steelers and spent part of 2013 working with the Bengals as part of the NFL's Bill Walsh Minority Internship coaching program.

Braswell served as a volunteer analyst for the Terps during the 2020 season, working with the offensive line. Prior to that, he coached in the XFL, serving as the Offensive Line Coach for the St. Louis Battlehawks.

Before his time with the Browns and Bengals, Braswell coached at Morehouse College, an NCAA Division II school in Atlanta, Ga. From 2008-13, he served as the Offensive Line Coach and Run Game Coordinator. He also coached the field goal and extra point teams, and he developed and installed strength programs for athletes at the school.

Braswell graduated from Hampton (Va.) University, where he played center and tackle on the football team.

Dan Enos

Dan Enos

Offensive Coordinator

Enos arrives in College Park with 30 years of coaching experience, including five as a head coach at Central Michigan from 2010-14.

The esteemed coaching veteran most recently served as the Associate Head Coach / Running Backs Coach for Cincinnati, helping lead the Bearcats to one of the best seasons in program history, which featured a 9-1 record, American Athletic Conference Championship, Top-10 ranking and Sugar Bowl berth.

Cincinnati ranked top-25 nationally in nearly every offensive category in 2020 under Enos, averaging 37.5 points per game and 212.4 rushing yards per game.

Enos spent the 2019 season at Miami (FL), serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He has also coached stints at Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan State, North Dakota State, Western Michigan, Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Northern Michigan and Lakeland College.

In 2018, Enos coached with Locksley at Alabama, serving as the Associate Head Coach / Quarterbacks Coach, helping lead the Crimson Tide to 14 wins, the SEC Championship, College Football Playoff Berth and Orange Bowl win, where the Tide defeated Oklahoma 45-34.

Tua Tagovailoa, brother of current Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, posted one of the best seasons by a quarterback in college football history during that 2018 season. Tagovailoa completed 69 percent of his passes, throwing for 3,966 yards with 43 TDs and just six interceptions, setting an all-time FBS single-season passer rating mark (199.44). The Tide averaged 45.6 points and 522.0 yards per game and set school records for points scored (684), single-season total offense (7,830 yards) and passing yards (4,854) in a season.

Enos’ first stint in the SEC was as the offensive coordinator for Arkansas, where he was the Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach from 2015-17 and saw his offense produce some of the most impressive seasons in Razorbacks history. Arkansas was one of two FBS programs with a 3,000-yard passer and 1,300-yard rusher in both 2015 and 2016, featuring a different quarterback and different running back carrying the load in each season.

Enos had five offensive players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, tied for the second-most nationally.

Prior to his time at Arkansas, Enos spent five seasons as the head coach at Central Michigan (2010-14), leading the Chippewas to two bowl games and bowl eligibility in three of his five seasons at the helm. He coached 23 All-Mid-American Conference players while his offenses passed for more than 3,000 yards four times. Central Michigan’s win over Western Kentucky in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl was just the third bowl win in program history.

In each of his final two seasons at CMU, Enos helped the Chippewas rank in the top half of the MAC in passing efficiency, third down conversion percentage and time of possession.

Enos has Big Ten roots, coaching at his alma mater Michigan State from 2006-09 where he tutored three NFL running backs in Javon Ringer, Edwin Baker and Jehuu Caulcrick and was named one of Rivals.com’s Top 25 recruiters nationally in 2009.

As a standout quarterback at Michigan State from 1987-90, Enos started two seasons and earned a 16-7-1 record (.688) as a starter, leading the Spartans to two bowl victories. He still ranks among the best in school history with 3,837 passing yards and 297 completions. His .621 completion percentage ranks fourth-best in Spartan history.

Enos graduated from Michigan State with a degree in business administration in 1991 and earned his master’s in sports administration in 2006.

The Dearborn, Mich., native and his wife Jane, have two children, Lia and Alex.

Jon Hoke

Jon Hoke

Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach

Jon Hoke was hired as Maryland’s Defensive Coordinator and Safeties Coach in January 2019. Hoke comes to College Park with countless years of professional and collegiate coaching experience, spending 16 years on defensive staffs in the NFL and 21 years in college football.

For the past three years, Hoke served as the defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he oversaw a secondary that was led by veteran cornerback Brent Grimes.

In 2018, third year safety Andrew Adams was near the top of the NFL leaders in interceptions with four, while six different Buccaneers tallied a pick. The year prior, Grimes led the team with 11 passes defensed and tied for the team lead in interceptions, with three.

Hoke also helped oversee the development of rookie safety Justin Evans, who tied for the team lead with three interceptions, tied for the third-most among NFL rookies. Evans started the final 11 games he played in the season. Free agent cornerback Robert McClain tallied three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, while safety Chris Conte notched a career-high three forced fumbles.

In Hoke’s first season with Tampa Bay (2016), he helped coach a secondary that was responsible for 14 of the Buccaneers’ 17 interceptions on the season. Grimes, who was named a Pro Bowl alternate in his first season with Tampa Bay, tied for the team lead in interceptions, with four, while leading the NFL in passes defensed, with 24. Tampa Bay’s three safeties (Chris Conte, Bradley McDougald and Keith Tandy) combined for 207 tackles, 23 passes defensed and eight interceptions. Hoke also assisted in the development of rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, who started all 16 games for the Buccaneers, recording nine passes defensed and one interception.

Hoke joined Tampa Bay after spending 2015 as the South Carolina co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach. Before returning to the college ranks, Hoke spent six seasons on the Chicago Bears’ coaching staff (2009-14), working as the teams’ defensive backs coach.

Joker Phillips

Joker Phillips

Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach

Joe “Joker” Phillips, a 30-year veteran of the collegiate and NFL ranks, joined the University of Maryland football staff in 2019 as Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach.

Phillips, a former head coach at the University of Kentucky, has extensive experience coaching receivers, with stops at Cincinnati, Minnesota, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Florida and in the NFL.

After spending the 2016 season as an offensive quality control coach at Ohio State, Phillips began his second stint at Cincinnati in 2017. He also coached the Bearcats wide receivers in 1997 and the Cincy defensive backs in 1998.

Brian Williams

Brian Williams

Defensive Line Coach

Brian Williams joined the Terps staff as the outside linebackers coach in February 2019 and was shifted to defensive line coach in February 2020. Williams came to College Park after three years at UAB and time at the University of Georgia and Florida State University.

Williams helped lead UAB to a Conference USA Championship and the program’s first ever 11-win season in 2018 under Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Bill Clark.

Elijah Brooks

Elijah Brooks

Running Backs Coach

Elijah Brooks, who has spent the last eight years molding some of the nation’s best players for future success in the collegiate and professional ranks as the head coach of local powerhouse DeMatha Catholic High School, has joined the Maryland coaching staff in January 2019.

Brooks will join Michael Locksley's staff as the running backs coach. Brooks coached current Maryland running back Anthony McFarland Jr., who broke the program’s freshman rushing records this past season with 1,034 yards and four touchdowns, in high school.

In addition to McFarland, Brooks also coached current Maryland running back Lorenzo Harrison III, offensive lineman Terrance Davis, defensive back Tino Ellis, defensive lineman Austin Fontaine, offensive lineman Evan Gregory, offensive lineman Marcus Minor, defensive lineman Oluwaseun Oluwatimi and wide receivers Chris Jones and DJ Turner at DeMatha.

Under Brooks, a number of Stags have gone on to see NFL success, including linebacker Cameron Wake, safety Rodney McLeoud and offensive linemen Arie and Cyrus Kouandijo.

As head coach at DeMatha, Brooks won four consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships from 2014-17, posting a 72-20 record during that span. Before his stint as head coach, Brooks served as the running backs coach from 2007-11.

Brawley Evans

Brawley Evans

Outside Linebackers Coach

Brawley Evans served as an analyst on the Terps staff for the past four seasons (2015-2019), and was promoted to outside linebackers coach.

“We’re extremely excited to promote Brawley to an on-field coaching role,” said Locksley. “He’s been a key part of the Terps staff the past four years and has earned this opportunity. Brawley has exceptional relationships with our current players and is extremely well respected in the DMV area. I’m really pleased with our coaching staff heading into the 2020 season.”

Evans began his second stint at Maryland in 2016 after spending two season as the defensive backs coach/recruiting coordinator at Morgan State. Prior to his time on the Bears staff, Evans was a graduate assistant coach at Maryland from 2012-13. He assisted the Terps defensive coaches, working primarily with the linebackers, and assisted in recruiting and scouting opponents.

Prior to Maryland, Evans was the defensive backs coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. During his four-year tenure, the Falcons won three straight WCAC championships and ranked nationally in USA Today (2009, 2010 and 2011). His first coaching position came as head junior varsity coach and offensive coordinator at Baltimore Lutheran School in 2008.

Before pursuing a career in coaching, Evans spent two years as an all-conference running back at West Liberty State in West Virginia. He also gained all-conference honors at Southwestern Junior College in Chula Vista, California.

The Baltimore native, Evans attended Dundalk High School where he was an all-state running back for the Owls.

Mike Miller

Mike Miller

Tight Ends Coach

Mike Miller was named as Maryland’s Tight Ends Coach in January 2019.

Miller spent the past two seasons as Michael Locksley’s offensive graduate assistant at the University of Alabama. He worked primarily with the Crimson Tide quarterbacks and wide receivers.

In 2018, Alabama’s offense set school records for points scored (684), single-season total offense (7,830 yards) and passing yards (4,854) in a season.

Miller, who served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Charlotte Christian (N.C.) High School in 2016, worked as a student assistant coach at Clemson when the Tigers reached the national title game during the 2015 season.

Marcus Berry

Marcus Berry

Director of Recruiting

Marcus Berry is in his third year as Maryland's Director of Recruiting. The Terps signed a consensus Top 20 class in 2017 and a consensus Top 30 class in 2018.

Berry came to Maryland from Rutgers, where he served as the director of player personnel. Berry previously served in the same role at the University of Illinois and North Carolina.

While at Illinois, Berry was responsible for coordinating recruiting efforts, including the arrangement and management of on-campus visits. He also maintained the program’s video database for prospects.

At UNC, Berry was a member of a coaching staff that signed two consecutive top-25 recruiting classes. He handled all game-day recruiting operations and monitored top prospects.

Brian Simerville

Brian Simerville

Director of Athletic Training/Head Football Athletic Trainer

Brian Simerville returned to the University of Maryland in Feb. 2019 as the Director of Athletic Training/Head Football Athletic Trainer.

Prior to returning to College Park, Simerville served as the Head Football Athletic Trainer for the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

Simerville started at Maryland in 2013 as the Assistant Football Athletic Trainer. Simerville provided athletic training coverage for the Maryland football team and served as the Insurance Coordinator for all the University of Maryland Student-Athletes.

Simerville came to Maryland after three years at the United States Naval Academy, where he served as the assistant athletic trainer with Ice Hockey, Football, Women’s tennis and Golf teams. Prior to that, Simerville worked as an Associate Athletic Trainer at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida from 2007-2010.

Simerville received his Master of Arts degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida in 2007. While at USF Simerville served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Men’s Soccer team. Brian received his Undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine Athletic Training from Eastern Michigan University in 2005.

 
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