Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart will make $350,000 in guaranteed annual compensation over the next two years, according to the contract he signed two weeks ago.
Stewart’s contract, which was obtained through a public records request with the school, guarantees him $262,500 in annual base pay. In addition to the additional $87,500 Stewart will make for media appearances, fundraising activities, personal appearances, and equipment and apparel endorsements, he can earn up to $110,000 in bonuses related to the team’s academic and on-field performance. He is also set to receive an annual car allowance of $6,000.
A two-year defensive coordinator at Houston and longtime NFL assistant coach, Stewart was hired Jan. 17 to replace Todd Bradford, whose contract also guaranteed him $350,000 annually. After a disappointing first season overseeing a young Terps defense, Bradford agreed to an undisclosed buyout earlier this month.
Stewart, Maryland’s fourth defensive coordinator in the past five years, is expected to install a 3-4 base defense as he takes over a unit that finished No. 102 in scoring defense and No. 108 in total defense nationally last year. Ten defensive starters are set to return, and linebacker Kenny Tate (leg) received a medic al hardship that will allow him to play next season.
With the hire of Stewart and offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, who received a four-year deal worth $500,000 annually, all of coach Randy Edsall’s assistants are signed through at least the 2013 season.
Jonas Shaffer is a sports reporting intern at The Baltimore Sun. The senior journalism major at the University of Maryland also serves as sports editor of The Diamondback. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.