The Terps were the first team left out of the NCAA tournament field last month, a heartbreaking end to a breakthrough season. The team went 18-14 overall — its first time over .500 since 2012 — and 7-13 in the Big Ten Conference, a program-best mark.
Overall, the Terps went 55-74 (.426) in his four seasons in College Park.
“It has been a great honor and privilege to lead the Maryland volleyball program over the last four years,” Aird, who won two national championships as an assistant at Penn State, said in a release. “I’m very encouraged about the strides we’ve made and the future of Maryland volleyball. ... This was a gut-wrenching decision, but I feel like this was in the best interest for me and my family."
Maryland last year signed the program’s first top-10 recruiting class, but Indiana is set to open a $17 million volleyball-wrestling arena next year. The Hoosiers finished 12-20 this fall, winning just one Big Ten match.
Terps executive athletic director Damon Evans said the department will begin a national search for Aird’s replacement.
“We sincerely thank Steve for leading our program the past four seasons,” Evans said in the release. "Steve has helped elevate our program, has created a winning culture and we are confident that we have the foundation to sustain long-term success for Maryland Volleyball.”