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Just days after news broke that J.L. Reppert would be leaving his role as Maryland’s offensive coordinator to take the head coaching job at Holy Cross, the Terrapins have reportedly found their replacement: former Johns Hopkins assistant Bobby Benson.
Inside Lacrosse first reported the news. Maryland is expected to officially announce the hiring by Tuesday.
Benson, a 2003 Hopkins grad, comes to Maryland after serving in the same role at his alma mater under legendary head coach Dave Pietramala for 14 seasons.. He helped lead the Blue Jays to a national title and title game appearance in his first and second seasons at Homewood (2007,2008), as well as a NCAA semifinals appearance in 2015. The Blue Jays also won the 2015 and 2018 Big Ten Tournament.
Under Benson, the Blue Jays had a top-15 offense in nine of his 14 seasons. Benson’s tenure at Hopkins ended when the Blue Jays parted ways with head coach Dave Pietramala in April of 2020. Benson had relocated to the Atlanta area and had been announced as the Director of Lacrosse for 7 Flames Georgia and we set to serve as an assistant coach for Pace Academy this spring.
At Maryland, Benson inherits an offense that has ranked in the top-15 three of the past four seasons and returns all five of their top scorers from last season, including attackman Jared Bernhardt who returns for a fifth-season.