After having success at a number of stops, Todd Bradford, who has coached in Conference USA, the Big 12 and Big Ten, gives the Terps another well-rounded, experienced assistant.
He is in his first season as the Terps defensive coordinator and secondary coach, the fourth time in his career he has held those dual roles.
Bradford has coached in bowl games in each of the last five seasons and been a coordinator on both sides of the ball, spending the last three seasons as the defensive coordinator/secondary coach at Southern Mississippi.
The Golden Eagles rushing defense ranked No. 13 (113.0 yards per game) in the FBS in 2010. They were also No. 14 in third-down conversions (34 percent), No. 30 in turnovers gained (26) and tied for 26th in tackles for loss (6.7 pg).
In his second season with Southern Miss, Bradford led an opportunistic defense which helped the team rank No. 19 nationally in turnover margin. The Golden Eagles ended 2009 tied for 18th in the FBS in sacks (2.7 per game), tied for 25th in turnovers gained (27) and No. 26 in tackles for loss (6.8 pg).
In his first season, Bradford oversaw a defense that got stingy over the last half of the year and helped lead the team to a season-ending five-game winning streak, including a victory in the 2008 New Orleans Bowl.
The Golden Eagles ranked No. 10 nationally in turnover margin in 2008 by forcing 29 total turnovers including 13 over the final five contests.
The defense gave up just 12.4 points per game over that span as well, while allowing just 254.2 yards (60.6 yards rushing, 193.6 passing). The defense also recorded its first game since 2006 without giving up a touchdown to C-USA rival East Carolina in a 21-3 victory.
Bradford came to Southern Miss after spending three seasons (2005-07) as Oklahoma State's linebackers coach.
During his time in Stillwater, Okla., he coached two freshman All-Americans in Patrick Levine (2006 first team by Rivals.com) and Chris Collins (2006 second team - Rivals.com), and helped the team reach a pair of bowl games.
Prior to his stint at OSU, Bradford worked on the other side of the football as the offensive coordinator at Brigham Young for two seasons under current Maryland assistant Gary Crowton.
While at BYU, he coached a pair of award-winning wide receivers in Todd Watkins, an honorable mention All- American, and Austin Collie, the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year and freshman All-American.
Bradford served as secondary and kickoff coverage coach at Middle Tennessee in 2002, and was the defensive backs coach at Wisconsin from 2000-01.
While with the Badgers, Bradford tutored Jamar Fletcher, who led the Big Ten in interceptions and won the 2000 Jim Thorpe Award. Fletcher then was taken in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.
From 1997-99, Bradford worked on the staff at Louisiana Tech, serving as the defensive coordinator under Crowton. Bradford was also on the defensive staff at Eastern Michigan from 1995-96 where that unit broke 43 school records.
He was the defensive coordinator at Lehigh in 1994 and helped guide the Engineers to the Patriot League championship game, while boasting the league's second-best defense.
Bradford began his coaching career in 1987 at his alma mater, Southern Utah, before moving on to New Hampshire as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 1988-93.
Bradford and his wife, Sondra, have a son, Kody, and three daughters, Ashlee, Hailee and Whitnee.
The Bradford File
PersonalDate of Birth: April 15, 1963
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Alma Mater: Southern Utah, `86
Coaching ExperienceUniversity of Maryland
2011-pr.: Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
University of Southern Mississippi
2008-10: Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
2005-07: Assistant Coach - Linebackers
2003-04: Assistant Coach - Offensive Co-Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Middle Tennessee State
2002: Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs /Kickoff Coverage
2000-01: Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs
1999: Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs
1997-98: Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator/ Defensive Backs
1995-96: Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs
1994: Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
1988-93: Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs /Recruiting Coordinator
1987: Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs/Special Teams and Recruiting Coordinator
Recruiting Area Primary: Northern New Jersey and New York (Five Boroughs and Long Island/West Chester/Putnam/Rockland/Orange)
Secondary: Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
Local: Northern Virginia (Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William, Shenandoah and Warren counties)