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However things unfold, an unusual era of familiarity is over.

“It’s unbelievable, to have a new president, new athletic director, new football coach, new lacrosse coach,” said men’s soccer coach Sasho Cirovski, who owns two national titles and along with Missy Meharg (field hockey) is one of two Maryland coaches with more than 12 years on the job at the school. “Now we’re going to get a new basketball coach.”

It will be a dramatic change -one of many Maryland must grapple with and attempt to grow from in the years to come.