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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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  • Gary Williams on having court named after him, Maryland memories

    Gary Williams on having court named after him, Maryland memories
    Longtime coach Gary Williams spoke with the media after Wednesday's court-naming ceremony at Comcast Center.  Here's what he had to say. Williams' opening remarks: "It's been a great ride. A lot of great people, as I said out there. Assistant coaches,...
  • Ehsan will see Saturday's game from a different perspective

    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland fans no longer get to shout out Rob Ehsan's name in pregame introductions as they once did, extending the first syllable so it came out "EEEEE-SAHN." The 29-year-old was a popular assistant coach and important recruiter...
  • Gary Williams and the voyage of life

    Gary Williams and the voyage of life
  • Shots falling or not, Maryland's Stoglin has unsinkable confidence

    Shots falling or not, Maryland's Stoglin has unsinkable confidence
    Coaches say the best way to emerge from a slump is simply to keep shooting. Terrell Stoglin didn't need to be told twice. It was Nov. 18, and the Maryland guard was one day removed from the worst game of his college career — 0-for-9 from the...
  • "It would have been that next step for us"

    "It would have been that next step for us," Mark Turgeon said after Maryland's double-overtime loss to Miami -- a game that saw the Maryland coach ejected after picking up two technicals. The media knew what Turgeon meant. Before leaving for Miami, the...
  • Turgeon won't face further action from ACC over ejection against Miami

    Turgeon won't face further action from ACC over ejection against Miami
    First-year Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, who was ejected in the second half of Wednesday night's 90-86 double overtime loss at Miami, will not be suspended for Saturday's home game against North Carolina. An ACC spokesman emailed The Sun today to say that...
  • InsideMDSports: Junior guard Stanford Robinson talks Terps offer

    InsideMDSports: Junior guard Stanford Robinson talks Terps offer
    Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Growing up in the shadow of College Park, Stanford Robinson followed Maryland basketball attending...
  • Loyola alone in first in the MAAC after 87-81 victory over Iona

    Loyola alone in first in the MAAC after 87-81 victory over Iona
    The Loyola men's basketball team has been thinking about its rematch with Iona since losing to the Gaels in New Rochelle, N.Y., more than three weeks ago. Greyhounds coach Jimmy Patsos has been thinking about a game like Friday night's for a lot longer --...
  • Kevin Van Valkenburg: A fond farewell to The Sun and its readers

    Kevin Van Valkenburg: A fond farewell to The Sun and its readers
    In the Spring of 2000, I was winding down my senior year at the University of Montana. And though I couldn't put the feeling into words, each day, I wandered around my hometown of Missoula feeling directionless. I had no plans after graduation. I had been...
  • 10 Baltimore sports memories

    1. Ravens-Steelers rivarly Ravens lose in the playoffs to the Steelers in January, igniting months and months of talk about whether Joe Flacco will ever be an elite quarterback and if Cam Cameron is the right offensive coordinator for him. Ravens get a...
  • Baxter bounces back with hard-shell finish

    Baxter bounces back with hard-shell finish
    Finally, the Final Four light shone through for Maryland's Lonny Baxter, a steady force in his team's 64-52 win over Indiana for the national championship. With 15 points and 14 rebounds last night, the senior from Silver Spring, Md., erased unpleasant...
  • Fearless Juan Dixon points way again

    Fearless Juan Dixon points way again
    Whether it was beating Illinois and Duke when he was a sophomore or Connecticut in the East Regional final to keep his college career alive, Juan Dixon always had a flair for the dramatic, and the final three-pointer of his magnificent run at the...