A deal is being finalized with Stewart, who served as Maryland's defensive coordinator from 2012 to 2014, when current Terrapins head coach Mike Locksley was the team's offensive coordinator. Stewart, 56, spent the 2020 season at Baylor after two years coaching defensive backs with the Detroit Lions.
AL.com first reported Maryland's expected hiring of Stewart.
In addition to his first stint at Maryland, Stewart has coordinator experience with Rice, Houston and the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. He also has coached defensive backs at Nebraska, Syracuse, Missouri and San Jose State, and served as an assistant with five NFL teams. His 2012 Maryland defense finished No. 21 nationally.
Stewart replaces Jon Hoke, who left Maryland after two seasons to become the Atlanta Falcons' secondary coach. Maryland also has a new offensive coordinator in Dan Enos, hired to replace Scottie Montgomery.