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Gary Williams

Gary Williams was the coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Maryland from 1989 to 2011. He returned to coach his alma mater after successful head coaching tenures at American University, Boston College and Ohio State. Williams guided the Terps to a 10-win improvement in his first season in 1989, the largest in school history. The former Maryland guard -- he played under coach Bud Millikan 1965-1967 -- led the Terps through an NCAA probationary period he inherited and went on to make the NCAA tournament in 1994, his fifth season at Maryland. What followed was a run of success rivaled only by a select few college coaches and programs. The Terps made the NCAA tournament each y... Show more »
Gary Williams was the coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Maryland from 1989 to 2011. He returned to coach his alma mater after successful head coaching tenures at American University, Boston College and Ohio State. Williams guided the Terps to a 10-win improvement in his first season in 1989, the largest in school history. The former Maryland guard -- he played under coach Bud Millikan 1965-1967 -- led the Terps through an NCAA probationary period he inherited and went on to make the NCAA tournament in 1994, his fifth season at Maryland. What followed was a run of success rivaled only by a select few college coaches and programs. The Terps made the NCAA tournament each year from 1994-2004, a streak matched by only five other coaches. Returning Maryland to prominence, Williams and the Terps made Cole Field House and Comcast Center -- their current arena -- among the toughest opposing venues in college basketball during that time. Williams' crowning achievement was the 2002 season that saw Maryland win a school-record 32 games and the Atlantic Coast Conference title during the regular season. One year after losing in a national semifinal game, Williams led the Terps back to the Final Four and ultimately defeated Indiana in the title game to claim the national championship. In doing so, he joined a select group of coaches who have guided their alma maters to a national title. Entering the 2007-08 season, Williams, the Terps' all-time winningest head coach, had compiled a 378-200 record in 18 seasons at Maryland. Entering '07-'08, he had a 585-328 overall record in 29 seasons as a Division I collegiate head coach. Williams was born on March 4, 1945, in Collingswood, N.J. « Show less

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  • Will it be a 'Snowmageddon' repeat for the Terps vs. North Carolina?

    Will it be a 'Snowmageddon' repeat for the Terps vs. North Carolina?
    If Maryland plays North Carolina on Wednesday half as well as it did the last time a monster snowfall hit the region, Mark Turgeon will be a happy man. With weather forecasters calling for up to a foot or more of snow starting tonight and into tomorrow,...
  • Morning Shootaround: Analyzing the Terps' 79-68 loss to North Carolina

    Morning Shootaround: Analyzing the Terps' 79-68 loss to North Carolina
    Welcome back to Morning Shootaround, a regular feature this season the day after Maryland basketball games. While we can’t bring you into the Terps’ locker room after games -- reporters haven’t been allowed in there since the last couple...
  • Analyzing Maryland's 83-81 win over Duke

    Analyzing Maryland's 83-81 win over Duke
    Welcome back to Morning Shootaround, a regular feature this season the day after Maryland basketball games. While we can’t bring you into the Terps’ locker room after games – reporters haven’t been allowed in there since the last...
  • Saluting Lefty Driesell, one of basketball's most interesting coaches of all time

    Saluting Lefty Driesell, one of basketball's most interesting coaches of all time
    Lefty Driesell’s career at Maryland was coming to an end when a sportswriter who had spent the first 10 years of his career in New York showed up to cover the Terrapins for The Baltimore Sun. It was the summer of 1985 and there were rumors that...
  • Terps Trio: Inconsistent big men, Lefty Driesell, first football recruit

    Terps Trio: Inconsistent big men, Lefty Driesell, first football recruit
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. A lot has been made about the erratic play at point guard this season for the Terps. How has a lack of...
  • Lefty Driesell sees Saturday's recognition as a nod to the players of his era

    Lefty Driesell sees Saturday's recognition as a nod to the players of his era
    COLLEGE PARK — Lefty Driesell is more than 26 years and 220 miles removed from Maryland's men's basketball program. At 81, the former coach doesn't get to many games anymore. But from his condo in Virginia Beach, Va., Driesell thinks about his...
  • Analyzing Maryland's 72-59 win over Clemson

    Analyzing Maryland's 72-59 win over Clemson
    Welcome back to Morning Shootaround, a regular feature this season the day after Maryland basketball games. While we can’t bring you into the Terps’ lockerroom after games – reporters haven’t been allowed in there since the last...
  • How Turgeon and the Terps' won over LIU Brooklyn

    How Turgeon and the Terps' won over LIU Brooklyn
    Welcome back to Morning Shootaround, which will be a regular feature this season the day after Maryland basketball games. While we can’t bring you into the Terps’ locker room after games – reporters haven’t been allowed in there...
  • Ex-coach Gary Williams says move to Big Ten would help UM

    Ex-coach Gary Williams says move to Big Ten would help UM
    Former Maryland coach Gary Williams said today that the school's proposed move to the Big Ten would be a tremendous boost for the Terps' athletic program. In a telephone interview with The Baltimore Sun today, Williams said the school's long history...
  • Terps fall to Virginia, 80-69, at Comcast Center

    Terps fall to Virginia, 80-69, at Comcast Center
    The Maryland crowd kept looking for a reason to celebrate Sunday. Restless and fidgety, the gold-clad students were like champagne bottles waiting to be uncorked. There was so much at stake for the Terps — a chance to beat a potent rival, to...
  • Three Good Counsel freshmen in line to start for Terps

    Three Good Counsel freshmen in line to start for Terps
    Good Counsel High School has pulled off a triple on Maryland’s latest football depth chart. Two true-freshmen (Stefon Diggs and Mike Madaras) from the Montgomery County school are now listed as starters -– and a third (Wes Brown) is a...
  • Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos will interview at Siena, sources say

    Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos will interview at Siena, sources say
    Loyola men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos, who has led the program to its first back-to-back seasons with more than 20 wins as a Division I team, has emerged as one of the top candidates for the opening at Siena. The 46-year-old coach will be in...