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May 23:

  • Maryland Athletics announces transition to a healthcare model where its athletic medical staff, including the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners, will be employed outside of the athletics department.

May 19-20:

  • First meeting of Maryland’s athletic medicine review board

April 4:

March 6:

  • Public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Implementation of the External Recommendations for Student Athlete Well-being.

December 4:

  • Michael Locksley Named Head Football Coach at Maryland.

October 31:

  • President Loh announces that the university will part ways with Coach Durkin.

October 30:

October 25:

September 21:

September 14: 

  • Greg Smith, former head athletic trainer for the Washington Capitals, joins Maryland Athletics as a new member of our Athletic Training Staff for the football season.

August 24: 

  • Terps Feedback, an online portal which allows student-athletes to share concerns or report issues in real-time is launched as the fall semester begins.

August 20: 

August 18: 

  • President Loh and Damon Evans host a meeting for all football parents. Those who couldn’t attend were offered the ability to video chat for the meeting.

August 17: 

  • The University System of Maryland Board of Regents votes to assume oversight of the review into policies and procedures affecting the health and safety of our student-athletes and the review into the culture of Maryland football.

August 14: 

  • President Loh and Athletic Director Damon Evans again speak with Jordan’s parents. In the meeting with the parents, they apologize for the mistakes made in Jordan's care. In a press conference that day, the university publicly accepts “legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that our training staff made.”
  • President Loh announces details of the commission that will review football staff conduct and the football program climate.
  • Strength and Conditioning coach Rick Court resigns.

August 11: 

August 10: 

August 3: 

  • Football training camp begins with increased levels of medical and athletic training personnel present. Cooling stations and more frequent breaks are added.

August 2: 

  • Rod Walters leads a 2-hour in-service training entitled “Evidence-based EAP for Safer Sports” for all athletic training and strength and conditioning staff on protocols.

July 12:

June 25:

June 19: 

  • UMD announces it will be working with Walters Inc. to conduct a review of our policies and procedures affecting the health and safety of our student-athletes.

June 14: 

  • University holds a press conference to express condolences and announce the external review to fully understand the circumstances of Jordan’s death.

June 13:

  •  Maryland Athletics reaches out to national expert Rod Walters to lead an external review.
  •  Jordan passes away.

June 4: 

  • Maryland Athletics message to all athletic staff and football parents on Jordan’s hospitalization following public comments from the family.

June 1: 

  • Meeting with with all football student-athletes to update them of Jordan’s condition.

May 29: 

  • Jordan McNair is hospitalized following a team workout.



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