Former Terps assistant Lee Hull accepts Morgan State head coaching job (Updated)

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SECOND UPDATE (4:57 p.m.): From Morgan State: “Morgan State University Vice President of Student Affairs Kevin Banks and Director of Athletics Floyd Kerr will hold a press conference, Thursday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Rm. 316 of the MSU Student Center to introduce the Bears head football coach. ”

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UPDATE (3:54 p.m.): An individual with knowledge of the situation confirms Hull’s hiring. An announcement is expected on Wednesday night and an introductory news conference is expected to be scheduled for Thursday afternoon on campus.

The original post is below.

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Former Maryland wide receivers coach Lee Hull has accepted the head coaching position at Morgan State, effectively ending his six-year tenure with the Terrapins, according to Pete Roussel of Coaching Search.

Had Hull not been offered the job, for which he was reportedly one of three finalists, Maryland would have needed to decide on his future with the program. Hull’s contract, obtained via an open-records request, expired on Dec. 31. This season, he made a base salary of $133,875 with $41,592 in incentives, the second-lowest salary of the team’s positional assistant coaches.

After Maryland declined to renew the contract of offensive line coach Tom Brattan, Hull was left as the only holdover from Ralph Friedgen’s tenure. A former wide receiver at Holy Cross and in the Canadian Football League, Hull began his coaching career at the high school level in Massachusetts before scoring his first college job in 1998 at his alma mater. After five seasons at Oregon State (2003-07), where Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson was previously stationed as the assistant athletic director, Hull came to Maryand in 2008 and has been the wide receivers coach ever since.

The Morgan State job was vacated when Donald Hill-Eley was relieved of his duties following a 5-7 season, and the program announced the formation of a university-wide search committee. Turns out, the Bears didn’t have look far, remaining in-state in choosing Hull.

This now leaves Maryland with three open positional coaching positions to fill this offseason. Two — Hull and defensive line coach Greg Gattuso — left after accepting head coaching gigs, while Brattan was simply not retained. Interviews are ongoing for these jobs, though no names have trickled out yet.

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