Tuesday December 22nd, 2015

Ball State head coach Pete Lembo has resigned after five years leading the program and will join the coaching staff at Maryland as an assistant, reports Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.

Lembo compiled a 33–29 record with the Cardinals, taking the program to bowl games in 2012 and 2013. He had his best season in 2013, finishing with a 10–3 record.

Lembo has been a head coach at the Division I level since taking over at Lehigh in 2001. He has a combined record of 112–65 as the head coach at Ball State, Lehigh and Elon.

Ball State finished 3–9 this season.

For a FBS head coach to voluntarily take a step back and become an assistant at another program is a rarity. According to Feldman, Lembo’s move comes as a result of frustration of having to work with a lack of resources.

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Lembo joins new Maryland coach D.J. Durkin, who was most recently the defensive coordinator at Michigan.

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