College Park, MD (Sports Network) - Maryland has named Brian Stewart as its new defensive coordinator.
Stewart spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator at the University of Houston and has also been an assistant on the NFL level, including two years running the defense for the Dallas Cowboys.
"I'm very pleased to have Brian come on board," said Maryland head coach Randy Edsall in a statement. "He is a proven defensive coordinator at both the collegiate and professional level. All of his experience will help us move forward as we look for him to implement his aggressive style. He will also be a great addition to our recruiting efforts."
Houston ranked in the top 15 in the nation in five defensive categories during the 2011 season, in which the Cougars finished 13-1.
Before taking the position at Houston, Stewart had spent eight years as an assistant in the NFL. He was the Cowboys defensive coordinator from 2007-08 and joined the Philadelphia Eagles as a defensive special assistant in 2009.
Stewart also had nine years of collegiate coaching experience before his venture to the NFL, including stops at Cal Poly, Northern Arizona, Missouri, San Jose State and Syracuse.
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