Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart a top candidate for Tulsa head coach job, per report

Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has emerged as a top candidate for the vacant Tulsa head coaching job, according to a report from

The 50-year old Stewart joined Maryland in 2012 after two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Houston.


Stewart previously spent eight years working in the NFL.

He was the assistant defensive backs coach for the Houston Texans from 2002-03, the San Diego Chargers' secondary coach from 2004-06 and the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008.


Stewart was a special assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009.

The 247Sports report mentioned former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee as other top candidates.

Tulsa fired coach Bill Blankenship on Dec. 1 after the team finished 2-10.

The Golden Hurricane was just 5-19 the past two seasons under Blankenship, who took over as head coach in 2011.