For the first time since 2011, Ron Zook will reportedly have an on-field college football coaching job.

Wes Brown of SB Nation’s Testudo Times is reporting that Maryland coach Mike Locksley is expected to promote Zook to be the Terrapins’ special teams coordinator. Zook, 66, has spent the past two seasons as a senior analyst on the Maryland staff.

Zook’s last on-field coaching position at the college level was in 2011, his final season as head coach at Illinois. After being fired at Illinois, Zook spent two seasons out of football before joining the Green Bay Packers staff as a special teams assistant in 2014. He was the Packers’ special teams coordinator from 2015-18. In the spring of 2019, Zook was special teams coordinator and secondary coach for the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football.

Zook and Locksley have a history of coaching together. From 2003-08, Locksley was an assistant on Zook’s Florida (2003-04) and Illinois (2005-08) coaching staffs.

Zook got into coaching over four decades ago, getting his start coaching Murray State’s defensive backs in 1978.