Former Maryland defensive line coach Chad Wilt, who was not retained by coach DJ Durkin, has accepted the same position at Army, according to 247sports.com and SI.com.
Wilt spent two seasons with the Terps and helped develop a defensive line that was one of the team's strengths in 2015. Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who referred to Wilt as a father figure in August, set the program's single-season sack record with 13 1/2, and defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson had 12 1/2 tackles for loss and 6 1/2 sacks. Both Ngakoue and Jefferson declared early for the NFL draft, forgoing their final seasons of eligibility.
Wilt was viewed as an energetic personality and a good recruiter on former coach Randy Edsall's staff. He was the primary recruiter for three-star defensive end Joey Fisher of Clear Spring, who decommitted last week and cited "staff changes" as a reason for his decision.