Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has agreed to terms of a contract extension, according to a source with direct knowledge of the pact. His original deal was set to expire Jan. 31. Terms were not disclosed.
Maryland also will learn as soon as this week whether it will lose wide receivers coach Lee Hull, who is a finalist for Morgan State’s head coaching job. On Tuesday, Morgan State completed interviewing its finalists, but no offer has yet been made.
Stewart’s previous deal paid $262,500 in base salary, plus an additional $87,500 for media appearances, fundraising activities, personal appearances, and equipment and apparel endorsements. There were also various bonuses for Stewart, who was hired in 2012 to replace Todd Bradford.
Stewart’s 3-4 defense finished eighth in the 14-team Atlantic Coast Conference in yards allowed, with 374.4 per game. It tied for third in sacks, with 37.
All of the Maryland assistants except offensive coordinator Mike Locksley signed two-year deals that are expiring. Locksley signed a four-year pact that ends on Dec. 31, 2015. Head coach Randy Edsall signed a six-year contract in 2011.
Maryland already must replace former defensive line coach Greg Gattuso, who is the new head coach at Albany, and offensive line coach Tom Brattan, who was not signed to a new contract.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun