Butch Jones Joins Maryland Football Coaching Staff

Butch Jones has a new coaching gig. After serving as an offensive analyst for the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, the former Cincinnati and Tennessee Volunteers head coach is heading to the Big Ten.

According to a report from 247 Sports, Jones is set to join new Maryland Terrapins head coach Mike Locksley’s staff in College Park. Jones is expected to coach tight ends and serve as an associate head coach at Maryland, according to the report.

The Terrapins hired Locksley after suffering through a 5-7 season under interim coach Matt Canada.

Locksley, who was previously Alabama’s offensive coordinator, is now reunited with his former colleague in Tuscaloosa.

The two reportedly met earlier this week to discuss Jones joining the staff.

Jones, who holds an 84-54 overall record as a head coach, has previous head coaching stops at Central Michigan and Cincinnati before leading the Vols from 2013-2017. Jones has also served in assistant roles at Rutgers, Wilkes, and Ferris State.

During his time leading Central Michigan, Jones led the Chippewas to two MAC championships. He then led the Bearcats to two Big East titles, but never found that same success in Knoxville.

Now, he will look to lead the Terrapins offense which could eventually put him in position for a return to head coaching down the line.