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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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  • Terps announce giveaways, autograph session for ACC finale vs. Virginia

    Terps announce giveaways, autograph session for ACC finale vs. Virginia
    Maryland will honor its last regular season game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference with giveaways and an autograph session with some of the Terps' legendary former players and coaches. The first 12,000 fans in attendance at Sunday's noon game...
  • Maryland will face familiar foe in home farewell to ACC

    Maryland will face familiar foe in home farewell to ACC
    COLLEGE PARK — More than six decades after playing its first Atlantic Coast Conference game at Ritchie Coliseum, Maryland will play its last ACC regular season game Sunday at Comcast Center against No. 5 Virginia. The Cavaliers were there for...
  • 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...
  • Gary Williams will be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

    Gary Williams will be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
    Former Maryland coach Gary Williams has been selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and will be inducted Nov. 23 in Kansas City, Mo., as a prelude to the CBE Classic, which this year includes the Terps. “That will be really...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thoughts on Maryland basketball blame, Big Ten signage and beer at Byrd Stadium

    Thoughts on Maryland basketball blame, Big Ten signage and beer at Byrd Stadium
    Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus, Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports. Who's to blame for Maryland not winning close games, Mark Turgeon or his players? Don Markus: After...
  • For shop owner Garry Spears, framing is an art

    For shop owner Garry Spears, framing is an art
    Garry Spears, with a pen in his right hand, leans over a designer's table just inside the front door of his store, The Art of Framing, in South Laurel on a recent Monday morning as two customers look on. "This is a quarter-inch and this is 2 inches of...
  • Maryland faces a Syracuse team that may be a little ornery

    Maryland faces a Syracuse team that may be a little ornery
    Welcome to a second season of Morning Shootaround. We will follow the Terps throughout the 2013-14 season, but this year in this space we will provide a look ahead rather than looking back. We will try to analyze Maryland's strengths and weaknesses, as...
  • Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti lobbies for his friend Gary Williams to be inducted into Hall of Fame

    Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti lobbies for his friend Gary Williams to be inducted into Hall of Fame
    Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti knows that Ray Lewis and Ed Reed will be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame the moment they become eligible. With former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams, who was nominated last week for the Naismith Memorial...
  • Former Maryland coach Gary Williams a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalist

    Former Maryland coach Gary Williams a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalist
    All Gary Williams ever dreamed of being was a high school basketball coach. After graduating from Maryland in 1968, Williams thought his dream had come true when he became the junior varsity and, later, varsity coach at Woodrow Wilson High in Camden, N.J....