Former Terps coach Joe Krivak dies

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. 

(Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

“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. 


Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Next Story
Alex Prewitt · December 26, 2012

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.