Maryland Football Coaching Staff

Last Game

Nov 27, 2021
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 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’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.

Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart

Defensive Coordinator

With over 25 years of coaching experience at both the collegiate and professional ranks, Brian Stewart returned to Maryland to be the Terrapins defensive coordinator on February 16, 2021.

Stewart previously was at Maryland from 2012-14 as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach where he helped lead the Terps to two bowl game appearances while working on the same staff as current Maryland head coach Michael Locksley.

Last season, Stewart served as the cornerbacks coach at Baylor, helping lead a Baylor defense that finished second in the Big 12 Conference allowing only 203.0 passing yards per game. The Bears were second in the league with 12 interceptions, and allowed only 32 plays of 20+ yards on the year, the second fewest in the Big 12. Cornerback Raleigh Texada earned All-Big 12 honors under Stewart’s tutelage.

Before his time at Baylor, Stewart coached defensive backs with the Detroit Lions from 2018-19. Under his leadership, Darius Slay reached consecutive Pro Bowls and had at least two interceptions in each season while totaling 30 passes defensed overall. Slay was the first Lions corner in 40 years to reach three straight Pro Bowls.

Additionally, Lions DB Quandre Diggs put together a strong 2018 season in Stewart’s first season leading Detroit’s secondary. Diggs was the only DB in the NFL to finish the 2018 season with at least 75 tackles, three interceptions, three tackles for loss and one pick-six.

Stewart was the defensive coordinator and interim head coach at Rice in 2017 and the defensive backs coach at the University of Nebraska for two seasons in 2015-16, where he coached three All-Big Ten players and current NFL players in safety Nate Gerry and cornerbacks Joshua Kalu and Chris Jones.

When hired at Maryland in 2012, Stewart oversaw a remarkable instant turnaround of the defense. His unit finished the 2012 season ranked second in the ACC and 21st in the nation in total defense (336.8 ypg), second in the ACC and 26th nationally against the run (129.3 ypg) and third in the ACC and 32nd nationally in pass defense (207.5 ypg). The Terrapins also held five of their opponents under 100 rushing yards, a feat that only happened once in 2011. The 2012 Terrapin defense saw defensive lineman Joe Vellano earn First Team All-ACC honors and linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield gardner second team recognition.

In 2013, Stewart led an aggressive Terrapin defense that became one of the most dominant pass rushing teams in the country. The unit finished the season with 37 sacks, the highest Maryland single-season total since the 2002 team racked up 38. The Terps’ 37 sacks tied for third in the ACC and tied for 18th nationally.

In the secondary, Stewart oversaw the emergence of the freshman defensive back William Likely, who also was a standout special teams performer. Likely led the team in pass breakups (6) and ranked fifth in tackles (70) with 51 of them being solo, the second-highest total on the team. He also finished the season with 4.5 tackles for loss and one interception.

Likely would go on to have an even better sophomore season under Stewart in 2014, earning First Team All-Big Ten honors after tying for the conference lead with six interceptions and 15 pass breakups, while returning two interceptions for touchdowns, tied for the most in the FBS, and tying the Maryland all-time record.

Maryland all-time sacks leader Andre Monroe excelled under Stewart in 2013-14, posting 20 sacks over those two seasons, ranking second in the Big Ten with 10.5 in 2014 and seventh in the ACC with 9.5 in 2013.

After working as a defensive assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, Stewart returned to the college ranks for the first time in eight years, being named defensive coordinator at the University of Houston. During his tenure (2010-11), the Cougars finished with a 13-1 record and No. 14 ranking in 2011. Additionally, Houston ranked in the top 15 nationally in red zone scoring, interceptions, tackles for loss, takeaways and opponent completion percentage in 2011. In his second season with the Cougars, Stewart’s secondary featured cornerback, DJ Hayden, after Hayden joined the Cougars as a junior college transfer. In Hayden’s first season under Stewart, he was named Conference USA Defensive Newcomer of the Year before eventually being the 12th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Prior to Houston, Stewart spent eight years in the NFL, including a two-year stint (2007-08) as the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator. During his time in Dallas, Stewart’s defense finished in the top 10 in fewest yards allowed in each of his two seasons, respectively, marked by a 13-3 record and NFC East divisional title in 2007. Stewart’s 2007 defense was highlighted by an NFL-best five defensive players named to the Pro Bowl that season. In 10 NFL seasons, Stewart has helped 16 total players earn Pro Bowl appearances.

Stewart also served as the defensive backs coach with the San Diego Chargers (2004-06). He earned his start as an NFL coach when he served on the Houston Texans coaching staff in the team’s first two seasons as an expansion club (2002-03). He began his coaching career at Cal Poly where he coached wide receivers and running backs from 1992-93. His background as a collegiate coach also includes stints at Missouri (1999-2000), San Jose State (1997-98), Syracuse (2001) and Northern Arizona (1994-95).

A California native, Stewart played defensive back collegiately at Santa Monica City College and Northern Arizona.

Stewart graduated from Northern Arizona in 1995 with a degree in criminal justice. He and his wife, Kimberly, have three daughters, Leila, Mya and Zara.

Ron Zook

Ron Zook

Special Teams Coordinator/OLB Coach

Head Coach Michael Locksley promoted long-time coaching veteran Ron Zook to Associate Head coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers Coach on February 16, 2021.

Zook, who has 43 seasons of coaching experience at both the collegiate and professional levels, has been a Senior Analyst for the Terrapins for Locksley’s first two seasons in 2019-20.

Possessor of a vast résumé of both collegiate and professional coaching experience, Zook has been the head coach at University of Florida and University of Illinois and held coordinator roles in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and most recently as the special teams coordinator for the Green Bay Packers from 2015-18.

Zook and Locksley formed a relationship when Locksley served as Zook’s running backs coach/run game coordinator at Florida in 2003-04 and offensive coordinator at Illinois from 2005-08 where in 2007 the two led the Fighting Illini to a 9-4 record and the program’s first Rose Bowl berth since 1983.

In his four seasons as Green Bay’s special teams coordinator, Zook helped propel the Packers to two playoff appearances and the 2016 NFC Championship game.

In 2017, Zook tutored undrafted rookie P Justin Vogel, who ranked No. 7 in the NFL in net punting average (41.6) and was named an alternate for the Pro Bowl. Green Bay’s special teams continued to excel in punt coverage and punt returns under Zook in 2017 as the Packers finished No. 6 in the NFL in opponent punt return average (5.7). In Zook’s four seasons, the Packers ranked No. 2 in the league in opponent punt return average (5.7).

Zook also helped Green Bay’s all-time leading scorer, K Mason Crosby, become just the third player in NFL history to register 100-plus points in 11 or more consecutive seasons (Jason Elam, 16; Adam Vinatieri, 13), eclipsing that mark in each of Zook’s four seasons at the helm.

Prior to his time in Green Bay, Zook gained 10 years of experience as a head coach in the college ranks, first at the University of Florida (2002-04) and more recently at the University of Illinois (2005-11).

Zook spent seven years on campus at Illinois, taking over the program in 2005 and earning Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2007 after he led the Fighting Illini to a 9-4 record and the program’s first Rose Bowl berth since 1983. That season marked the eighth nine-win campaign in school history, and the seven-win improvement from 2006 was the best in program

Impressively, 17 Illinois players coached or recruited by Zook were drafted into the NFL between 2006-12, a number that included five first-round choices and four second round picks.

Prior to Illinois, Zook made his debut as a collegiate head coach during a three-year stint at Florida, a program with which he had previously enjoyed success as an assistant under head coach Steve Spurrier during the early 1990s. During Zook’s tenure, the school compiled a 25-15 overall record, including a 16-8 mark in Southeastern Conference play. Florida reached a bowl game in each season under his direction, including a second consecutive Outback Bowl in
2003, when it earned a share of the SEC East Division title.

That season, the Gators faced the second-toughest schedule in the nation, a slate that included seven ranked opponents, and reeled off wins over ranked teams in three consecutive
weeks for the first time in school history.

In 2004, Zook’s final season, the Gators finished atop the SEC in six different team categories, including scoring offense, total offense and passing offense. That year, they also became just the second team in the history of the storied conference to boast the league’s leading rusher, passer, receiver and scorer in the same season.

Zook also held a reputation for being an excellent recruiter at the college level. In his time as head coach at Florida, he signed 10 All-Americans in three years, after the school had managed a total of 20 in the previous 12 years.

His 2003 recruiting class was ranked in the top three nationally and featured eight future NFL draft picks, including first-rounders Jarvis Moss and Reggie Nelson.

That legacy as a recruiter was further cemented two years following his departure, when in 2006, 22 of the 24 starters on Florida’s BCS National Championship team were players who had been recruited to Florida by Zook.

Prior to making his return to Florida, Zook enjoyed six years as an assistant in the NFL. His final two seasons came in 2000-01 when he served as the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints. The Saints defense led the NFL with 119 sacks over the course of his two seasons, 22 more than the next-closest team, including a team-record 66 in 2000.

In 1999, he coached defensive backs for the Kansas City Chiefs. That season, he tutored CB James Hasty, who tied for the NFL lead with a career-high seven INTs and was named to the Pro Bowl. The Chiefs ranked No. 5 in the NFL with 25 INTs that season and tied for No. 2 with five INTTDs. The 25 INTs were the most by the club since it posted 31 during the 1986 season.

Before his stint in Kansas City, Zook spent three seasons (1996-98) as the special teams coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 1997, Zook oversaw a Steelers’ kickoff return unit led by returner Will Blackwell that ranked No. 6 in the NFL with a 24.7-yard average. That same season, he guided veteran Norm Johnson to the fourth-best field-goal percentage in the league, an 88.0 mark that ultimately stood as the second highest of the specialist’s 18-year career.

Before making that initial foray into the NFL, Zook spent 18 years as a college assistant, earning his first opportunity at Murray State (1978-80), before making stops at Cincinnati (1981-82), Kansas (1983), Tennessee (1984-86), Virginia Tech (1987), Ohio State (1988-90) and his first stint at Florida (1991-95).

A three-year letterman and captain as a defensive back at Miami of Ohio, Zook played on teams that posted a 32-1-1 record during his career and won three consecutive Mid-American Conference titles (1973-75). He earned a degree in comprehensive science.

Zook was born in Loudonville, Ohio. He and his wife, Denise, have two daughters, Jacquelyn and Casey.

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

Inside 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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