|Title||Assistant Head Coach / Special Teams Coordinator|
|Born||April 16, 1970|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||1–3 (NCAA D-I playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2 Patriot (2001, 2004)|
|Eddie Robinson Award (2001)
Patriot League Coach of the Year (2001)
Southern Conference Coach of the Year (2007)
Peter Lembo (born April 16, 1970) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the assistant head football coach and special teams coordinator at University of Maryland, a position he assumed in December 2015. Prior to coming to Maryland, he was the head coach at Ball State University from 2010–2015, the head football coach at Lehigh University from 2001 until 2005 and at Elon University from 2005 to 2010. Coach Lembo attended Monsignor Farrell High School (Class of 1988) in Staten Island, New York City where he was a starter on the varsity football squad. He attended Georgetown University (BA-Class of 1992) and SUNY-Albany(MA-Class of 1994).
Lembo was the head college football coach for the Elon Phoenix located in Elon, North Carolina. He held that position for 5 seasons, from 2006 until 2010.His coaching record at Elon was 35 wins and 22 losses. As of the conclusion of the 2013 season, this ranks him #6 at Elon in total wins and #7 at the school in winning percentage (.614).
On December 19, 2010, Dave Blank, director of athletics at Elon University, confirmed that Pete Lembo had resigned as head football coach to take the head coaching job at Ball State University. His contract at Ball State paid $450,000 per year, the 5th highest in Ball State's conference, and #119 among all college football coaches. He earned $514,250 in 2015. Lembo resigned December 22, 2015 to become the assistant head coach and special teams coordinator at Maryland.
Some highlights from Coach Lembo's career at Ball State:
• First Ball State head coach in the school's history to win 30 games in first four seasons at the helm.
• Lembo's .600 winning percentage is the second best among Ball State head coaches through their first four seasons.
• Added the title of associate athletics director to his head football coaching position in March of 2014.
• Guided the Cardinals to a 10–3 overall record in 2013, including a second straight bowl appearance when Ball State played in the GoDaddy Bowl. It marks only the second time in 89 years of football the Cardinals have played in back-to-back bowl games.
• One of 20 coaches in country named to the 2013 Paul Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year Award Watch List.
• Earned his 100th career victory with a 27–24 win over Kent State in Ball State's 87th Homecoming Game in 2013.
• Led the Cardinals to a 7–1 MAC record in 2013 – only the fifth 7–1 or better MAC record since Ball State joined the league in 1975.
• Led Ball State to a 10–3 overall record in 2013, which marks only the third time in the Cardinals' 89 years of football with 10 or more wins in a single season.
Head coaching record
|Lehigh Mountain Hawks (Patriot League) (2001–2005)|
|2001||Lehigh||11–1||7–0||1st||L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal||5|
|2004||Lehigh||9–3||5–1||T–1st||L NCAA Division I-AA First Round||15|
|Elon Phoenix (Southern Conference) (2006–2010)|
|2009||Elon||9–3||7–1||2nd||L NCAA Division I First Round||9|
|Ball State Cardinals (Mid-American Conference) (2011–2015)|
|2011||Ball State||6–6||4–4||T–4th (West)|
|2012||Ball State||9–4||6–2||T–2nd (West)||L Beef 'O' Brady's|
|2013||Ball State||10–3||7–1||2nd (West)||L GoDaddy Bowl|
|2014||Ball State||5–7||4–4||5th (West)|
|2015||Ball State||3–9||2–6||5th (West)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Sports Network poll.|
- DeLassus, David. "Elon Phoenix". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "Football – Year by Year Results" (PDF). Elon Phoenix. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- Elon Coaching Records
- Coaches Hot Seat, July, 2015
- Ball State's Pete Lembo becomes third former head coach to officially join DJ Durkin's staff at Maryland
- Ball State head coach Lembo leaves to join Maryland staff