Head coach Pete Lembo has left Ball State to become Maryland’s assistant head coach and special teams coordinator. Both schools announced the move Tuesday.
A source had told FOX Sports earlier in the day that Lembo was resigning to join new Terps head coach D.J. Durkin’s staff.
The 45-year-old Lembo, a former Georgetown player, has compiled a record of 112-65 as a college head coach and was 33-29 in five seasons with the Cardinals. In 2013, Lembo led BSU to a 10-3 record, but in the past two seasons, they went 8-16.
Lembo decided to make the move after dealing with frustration after years leading one of the most under-resourced programs in the MAC.
The move to Maryland also enables Lembo and his wife (also a Georgetown grad) to be closer to the grandparents of their three children.
Durkin, a first-time head coach, already has hired former FBS head coaches Mike London and Scott Shafer to the Terps staff.