Terry Lantz became an assistant coach for the North Carolina A&T football program under head coach Rod Broadway in January of 2017. Lantz spent one season under Broadway before Sam Washington was promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach in 2018.
Lantz, who has been an assistant at Wofford, Ball State and Elon, serves as the Aggies outside linebacker coach. Lantz will also have a role in scouting opponents, recruiting and player development. He has enjoyed more than 25 years of collegiate coaching experience.
Lantz comes to N.C. A&T after spending three seasons (2014-16) at nearby Elon. Last season, the Phoenix ranked 33rd nationally in passing yards allowed and 53rd in passes in intercepted (11) nationally. In 2015, Lantz's unit was responsible for eight of the team's 10 interceptions. The group also forced six fumbles in 2015. In Elon's first season as a member of CAA Football, Lantz's unit produced one all-league honoree – Chris Blair.
Lantz spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons as the safeties coach at Ball State where he coached that program's all-time interceptions leader to the 2011 All-MAC accolades.
During the 2000-10 seasons at Wofford, Lantz tutored the secondary. His Terrier unit ranked first in the Southern Conference in pass defense, pass efficiency defense and total defense in 2010. In his time at Wofford, Lantz coached a first-team All-American as well as the 2003 and 2004 SoCon Defensive Player of the Year. In that span, Wofford claimed three SoCon titles.
Lantz got his start in collegiate coaching as a student assistant at the University of Louisville in 1990, helping the Cardinals to a 34-7 victory over Alabama in the Fiesta Bowl. He has served as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee (1991) where he helped the Volunteers to a Fiesta Bowl berth.
Lantz has also made coaching stops at the University of Louisiana-Monroe (graduate assistant), the University of Massachusetts, VMI, Glenville State College and Liberty University.
A 1991 graduate of Louisville where he was a four-year letterman as a defensive back, Lantz earned his bachelor's degree in 1991 and later received his master's degree from Louisiana-Monroe.
Lantz and his wife Meredith have two children – Adam and Olivia.