And just like that Kevin Willard is now a Marylander.
After all but confirming in a postgame press conference after Seton Hall's loss to TCU on Friday that he wouldn't be returning to the Pirates and giving Saint Peter's head coach Shaheen Holloway an endorsement to take his position, it was reported late Sunday night by Terps insider Jeff Ermann from InsideMDSports.com that Willard will be announced as the Maryland Terrapins head coach on Monday.
Willard leaves Seton Hall with a 225-161 record with the Pirates with five NCAA Tournament appearances. The Pirates won the Big East Tournament in 2016 and the Big East Conference in 2020. Willard coached at Iona previously to Seton Hall for 3 seasons and took over a Seton Hall program in 2010 that was reeling and proceeded to right the ship over the next 12 years. The Pirates only had a losing record in 2 of his 12 seasons in South Orange and he changed the program's culture from league doormat to an almost perineal NCAA Tournament team in the last six seasons.
More to come as the announcement is officially made but it certainly looks like Willard will be leaving Seton Hall for good.