Notebook: DeGuglielmo, McCardell, Wilt hired at Maryland

Notebook: DeGuglielmo, McCardell, Wilt hired at Maryland
January 16, 2014, 1:45 pm
(Associated Press)

Maryland announced three additions to its coaching staff on Thursday, hiring former NFL Pro Bowler Keenan McCardell as the team’s wide receivers coach, Dave DeGuglielmo as offensive line coach, and Chad Wilt as the team’s defensive line coach.

The Terrapins also announced the promotion of Lyndon Johnson, who will take over the position of assistant head coach/outside linebackers.

There were contract extensions aplenty, as well. Each of the coaches below received an extension:

- Inside linebackers coach Keith Dudzinski

- Tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator John Dunn

- Assistant head coach/outside linebackers coach Lyndon Johnson

- Special teams coordinator and running backs coach Andre Powell

- Defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Brian Stewart

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Getting To Know New Coaches

Dave DeGuglielmo, offensive line

DeGuglielmo spent nine seasons in the NFL with three different organizations, most recently with the New York Jets in 2012. He also spent time with the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants. He won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2008.

He coached at South Carolina from 1999-2003, the last time he had a job in the college ranks.

Keenan McCardell, wide receivers

McCardell, 44, played 17 seasons in the NFL from 1991-2007, making two Pro Bowl appearances and winning two Super Bowls over the course of his career. One championship came during his rookie season with Washington in 1992, the other with Tampa Bay in 2003.

He ranks 16th all-time in NFL history in receptions (883) and 26th all-time in receiving yards (11,373).

He replaces Lee Hull, who left College Park to take the head coaching job at Morgan State.

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Chad Wilt, defensive line

Wilt comes to Maryland after a three-season stint at Ball State. Prior to that, Wilt was an assistant at Richmond in 2010, Virginia in 2009, and Liberty from 2006-08. He is a native of Carlisle, Pa., who played his college football at Taylor University in Upland, Ind.

Wilt replaces former Maryland offensive line coach Greg Gattuso, who left College Park to take the head coaching job at Albany.