Maryland co-OC Kevin Sumlin away from team after DUI charge


Maryland co-offensive coordinator Kevin Sumlin is away from the team this week after being booked on driving under the influence charges over the weekend in Florida.

Head coach Mike Locksley also told reporters Tuesday that Sumlin faces unspecified discipline.

Amid Maryland’s bye week, Sumlin was arrested early Saturday morning, per a Hillsborough County (Fla.) police report. He refused a breathalyzer test, pleaded not guilty and waived arraignment.

“We’re aware of the charges. It’s disappointing. As coaches, we have to set the example and model the behavior that we want (from) our players — and we take it very seriously,” Locksley said. “At the same time, I will also say he’s part of our football family, and we’re going to support Kevin.”

The Maryland student newspaper, The Diamondback, was first to report the news of his arrest. Per the report, there was no crash or property damage leading to Sumlin’s arrest.

Sumlin, 59, has served as the head coach of Houston (2008-11), Texas A&M (2012-17) and Arizona (2018-20). He is in his first season at Maryland as the co-OC, the tight ends coach and the associate head coach.

As a college head coach, Sumlin had a career 95-63 record, including 4-3 in bowl games.

Sumlin spent 2022 as the head coach and general manager of the Houston Gamblers of the USFL.

Maryland (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) plays at Northwestern this Saturday.

–Field Level Media

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