DJ Durkin Wife, Sarah Brumback

Sarah Durkin is DJ Durkin’s wife.  She was born Sarah Brumback on March 24, 1978.  She grew up in Cincinnati and attended Bowling Green where she met Daniel “DJ” Durkin.

DJ was an outside linebacker and defensive end at Bowling Green.  Him and Sarah got married on June 13, 2002.  They have a son named Luke and a daughter named Abigail.

DJ’s coaching has made it difficult for his family to settle down.  In a 2016 interview with The Washington Post, Sarah explained that they lived in three different states in less than a year.

DJ Durkin Wife Sarah
DJ Durkin Wife Sarah

The Durkins thought they would finally be able to settle down in Maryland.  In 2015, DJ signed a five-year $12.5 million contract to coach the Terps.  Last year, they bought a $2.2 million house in Chevy Chase.

Deadspin reports that current and former University of Maryland football players claim that they suffered horrific physical punishment under DJ Durkin.  The university has placed Durkin on administrative leave.

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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh _____________________________________ Let’s send our thoughts and prayers to the family of 19-year-old #UniversityofMaryland football player #JordanMcNair, #Roomies. He passed after suffering from heatstroke following an outdoor practice in June and today it was announced that the school’s football coach #DJDurkin has been suspended as well as other members of the athletics staff, according to @CNN. _____________________________________________ McNair died two weeks after participating in a workout at Maryland’s outdoor practice fields. The university is reviewing McNair’s death. "We will be able to speak in greater detail when the review is complete and shared with the public," said the school’s director of communications, Jessica L. Jennings. "Our thoughts remain with Jordan McNair's family, friends and teammates." _____________________________________________ ESPN recently published a report describing a “toxic culture at Maryland football.” School officials say they are concerned about the allegations made in the report and-read more at

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University of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died in June after suffering a heatstroke.  He was 19-years-old.  McNair initially suffered a seizure and was then airlifted to a hospital in Baltimore.

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By Jason John

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