When Maryland unceremoniously parted ways with Dave Cottle after the team’s surprising loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, several names were thrown onto the short list of candidates to fill the vacancy.
One of those names was Albany coach Scott Marr, who served as assistant coach and offensive coordinator under former Terps coach Dick Edell for six seasons.
But Marr was never contacted by Maryland’s search committee, which eventually offered the job to Harvard coach John Tillman.
Marr said the lack of an inquiry puzzled him.
“Surprised or disappointed? I guess a little bit of both,” Marr said Tuesday. “… I had been in contact with a pretty good number of alumni for quite a bit. I was certainly disappointed. We really enjoyed our time at Maryland. I was certainly anticipating or hoping to get an opportunity to at least talk with somebody down there, but it is what it is. John will do a great job. He’s a good friend of mine, he’s a great coach, and he’s been given an opportunity. Maybe I’ll get a chance at some other time down the road, but we’re also very happy here at Albany and we’re excited about who we’ve brought in and the future of our program right now.”