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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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  • UMBC's Rodney Elliott has no problem making his own name

    UMBC's Rodney Elliott has no problem making his own name
    The game was over for everyone, except Rodney Elliott Jr. His team down by 20 points with time quickly evaporating, Elliott Jr. came off the bench determined. He brought the crowd to its feet, sinking eight consecutive 3-pointers and sending his team...
  • Gary Williams announced as Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee

    Gary Williams announced as Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee
    Even before he took Maryland to its first Final Four in 2001 and led the Terps to their only national championship the following season, Gary Williams had long been a respected member of the college coaching fraternity. On Monday, that opinion was...
  • ACC tournament has never truly been Maryland's party

    ACC tournament has never truly been Maryland's party
    For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball tournament has had a distinctly North Carolina flavor, characterized by barbecue joints, sweet tea, Waffle House restaurants and southern drawls. As familiar as Maryland became with Greensboro...
  • Terps' ACC tenure ends with last-second loss to Florida State

    Terps' ACC tenure ends with last-second loss to Florida State
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Slumped against a wall across from his team’s dressing room at the Greensboro Coliseum, Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon couldn’t get Florida State center Boris Bojanovsky’s dunk out of his head....
  • Terps grant three players' requests to be released from men's basketball team

    Terps grant three players' requests to be released from men's basketball team
    Maryland basketball fans had been clamoring all throughout the team’s disappointing 17-15 season for third-year coach Mark Turgeon to do a makeover of the roster before the program joined the Big Ten. On Tuesday, what seemed like pure mid-winter...
  • Final Four run nets Terps coach Brenda Frese bonuses topping $100,000

    Final Four run nets Terps coach Brenda Frese bonuses topping $100,000
    The Maryland women’s basketball team’s run to the Final Four triggered bonuses topping $100,000 for head coach Brenda Frese. The Terps upset top-seeded Tennessee and recorded three other NCAA tournament victories to advance to their first...
  • Backing Mark Turgeon, Terps athletic director Kevin Anderson says he has 'utmost confidence' in program

    Backing Mark Turgeon, Terps athletic director Kevin Anderson says he has 'utmost confidence' in program
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The pained look Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson has worn for most of the past two months has had more to do with his recovery from knee replacement surgery than what he endured watching the Terps men's basketball team'...
  • Terps look forward to a possible NIT bid and the Big Ten move

    Terps look forward to a possible NIT bid and the Big Ten move
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — After beating Duke and narrowly losing to North Carolina in last year's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Maryland looked at the National Invitation Tournament as a building block for Mark Turgeon's program. If the Terps are...
  • John Gilchrist has a new perspective 10 years after starring in ACC tournament

    John Gilchrist has a new perspective 10 years after starring in ACC tournament
    Within months after leaving Maryland as a junior in the spring of 2005, John Gilchrist realized he had made a mistake. Sitting in his apartment in Rishon LeZion, a coastal town in Israel where he had begun what would become a nomadic professional...
  • Remembering the highs, the lows and the tennis balls of Cameron Indoor Stadium

    Remembering the highs, the lows and the tennis balls of Cameron Indoor Stadium
    One of my favorite Cameron Indoor Stadium memories came on one of my first trips, back in 1986. I came for a game a couple of days before North Carolina was going to open the Dean Dome, against Duke.  In those days, the Cameron Crazies on one side of...
  • Thoughts on replacing Scott Spinelli, Nick Faust's possible landing spots and baseball

    Thoughts on replacing Scott Spinelli, Nick Faust's possible landing spots and baseball
    Baltimore Sun reporter Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports. Who is going to replace Scott Spinelli on Mark Turgeon’s staff? Don Markus:  The only name that has surfaced...
  • Terps upset No. 5 Virginia in OT, 75-69, in final ACC regular-season game

    Terps upset No. 5 Virginia in OT, 75-69, in final ACC regular-season game
    COLLEGE PARK -- A Maryland team that had spent part of the past month losing close games to nationally ranked teams returned to its bench Sunday at Comcast Center, teetering toward another frustrating defeat. There was confusion about the way the...