The Maryland athletic department announced on Monday that the school will not renew the contract of offensive line coach Tom Brattan. He joined the Terrapins in 2001 and was one of the last two remaining holdovers from the Ralph Friedgen era that lasted from 2001-2010.
Current Maryland Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall thanked Brattan in a brief statement:
We would like to thank Tom for all of his hard work and commitment to the University of Maryland football program. We wish him the best in his future endeavors (The Baltimore Sun).
Before joining the Terrapins in 2001, Brattan worked as a coach at William & Mary (1984-91), Northwestern (1992-98), and Stanford (1999-2000). RandyEdsall.com has a breakdown (albeit one that’s a couple of years old) of Brattan’s accomplishments at Maryland:
The Maryland offensive line has been one of the team’s strengths since 2001, producing seven first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference performers and a handful of other players honored by both the league and national media, including Paul Pinegar in 2010 (honorable mention All-ACC).
Brattan has also prepared a number of players for the next level as eight of his former Terp pupils were on NFL rosters last season, including Bruce Campbell, a fourth-round choice of Oakland in the 2010 NFL Draft.
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[Source: The Baltimore Sun]