Former Maryland football coach Joe Krivak, who oversaw some of the Terrapins’ greatest quarterbacks, passed away Tuesday night at 77. 

Krivak coached Maryland from 1987 to 1991, also serving as the program’s quarterbacks coach beginning in 1982 under Bobby Ross, when Krivak helped guide, among others, Boomer Esiason, Frank Reich and Stan Gelbaugh. 

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“We are saddened to learn about the passing of Joe Krivak,” Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson said in a statement. “Joe was an accomplished coach who played an instrumental role in one of the most successful periods in the history of Maryland football. He tutored some of the most prolific quarterbacks to play in College Park and helped develop them for future success in the NFL. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Krivak family.”

Krivak closed his coaching career at Virginia, and posted a head-coaching record of 20-34-2 with the Terps. Coach Randy Edsall also expressed his condolences on Twitter this morning.