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Bobby Benson

 
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Benson joined the staff as interim asst.coach in January of 2021 & was named the program's full-time asst.coach & offensive coordinator in the summer of 2021.

Benson brings a wealth of experience to College Park with nearly two decades as a Division I coach under his belt.

The Maryland offense thrived under Benson in his first year with the program in 2021, ranking second in the nation in scoring offense (15.94), first in shooting percentage (39%), first in points per game (25.69) and second in assists per game (9.75). Maryland set program records for points in a season (411), goals in a season (255) and assists in a season (156), toppling marks that had stood at UMD since the 1970s.

Jared Bernhardt (1st), Kyle Long (2nd), Logan Wisnauskas (3rd), Bubba Fairman (HM) and Anthony DeMaio (HM) all garnered USILA All-America honors in Benson’s offense, with Bernhardt becoming the program’s second-ever Tewaaraton winner. The group helped pace an offense that outscored opponents by an average of 5.81 goals per game, as Maryland captured the Big Ten Regular Season and Tournament Titles while advancing to the National Championship game.

Before joining the Terps, Benson spent 14 seasons as the offensive coordinator at Johns Hopkins. He led some of the game's most prolific offenses while serving as the program's offensive coordinator, helping Hopkins to 11 NCAA appearances, eight quarterfinal bids, three final fours, two national championship games, and a national title in 2007. Benson's extra man unit consistently ranked among the best in the country during his time with the Blue Jays, finishing in the top-10 nationally in eight seasons. Benson molded some of the nation's best offensive players while at JHU, coaching a total of 37 All-Americans during his tenure at Hopkins.

Benson made an immediate impact on the Blue Jays during his first season in 2007, helping guide JHU to its second national championship in three years. He mentored First Team All-American midfielder and Tewaaraton finalist Paul Rabil and three other All-Americans in midfielder Stephen Peyser (3rd Team) and attackmen Jake Byrne (HM) and Steven Boyle (HM).

The Blue Jays rode a steady, efficient offense to the 2008 national championship game as they finished 12th in the nation in scoring offense and eighth in extra-man offense. Three offensive players (Rabil-1st, Peyser-2nd, Kevin Huntley-3rd) earned All-America honors and Hopkins scored 10 or more goals 13 times, including eight times in the final nine games.