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Ball State head coach Pete Lembo resigns to join Maryland staff as assistant head coach / STC


Ball State head coach Pete Lembo is resigning to join DJ Durkin's staff at Maryland.

Sources have confirmed the move to FootballScoop.

UPDATE>> Maryland has announced that Lembo's title will be assistant head coach / special teams coordinator.

Lembo has been a head coach at three different stops dating back to 2001 when he was promoted from assistant coach to the head job at Lehigh, where he stayed until 2005. In his first season as a head coach, Lembo went 11-1 and lost in the FCS quarterfinals. He posted a 44-14 record before leaving for the Elon job. At Elon, Lembo he rebuilt that program over the course of the next five seasons, culminating with a 9-3 record in 2009. In 2011 he left for Ball State and helped the Muncie program reach new heights, posting 9 wins in 2012 and 10 wins in 2013 before falling to 5-7 this past year and 3-9 this season. As a head coach, Lembo was 112-65 overall, taking his respective program to the post season a total of five times. The hire would be a big coup for Durkin, who takes on his first head coaching job with the Terps. For those keeping track at home, Lembo will be the third former head coach joining Durkin, with Mike London (Virginia) and Scott Shafer (Syracuse) on staff with the Terps already.

Ball State will join Texas State as the only two open remaining FBS programs with head coaching vacancies.