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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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  • Mitch Richmond, Alonzo Mourning officially join Hall of Fame

    Mitch Richmond, Alonzo Mourning officially join Hall of Fame
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  • Lots of Philly pride at Basketball Hall inductions

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Throughout the day Guy Rodgers finally entered the Basketball Hall of Fame, his son proudly carried with him a book whose musty contents proved the late Philadelphia legend belonged. "My mother kept this. It's got all my father's...
  • Mourning, Stern among Hall of Fame honorees

    Mourning, Stern among Hall of Fame honorees
    The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame added nine individuals and a team on Friday night at the induction ceremony in Springfield, Mass., and one of the most grateful to be there was Alonzo Mourning. Mourning and former NBA commissioner David Stern were...
  • 'Strange duck' Marciulionis inducted into Hall of Fame

    (Reuters) - Lithuanian Sarunas Marciulionis recalled the culture shock when he first joined the National Basketball Association at his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. He was inducted with Miami Heat great Alonzo Mourning, six-time...
  • Naismith Hall Of Fame: Early Women's Powerhouse Immaculata To Be Inducted

    SPRINGFIELD – Theresa Grentz, then Theresa Shank, was all set to attend Mount St. Mary's College in Maryland on an academic scholarship following high school. She was going to be a teacher. But on March 15 of her senior year in high school, her...
  • Commentary: Turgeon still has much to prove

    Jarring juxtaposition of events this week for Maryland Terrapins men's basketball fans. On Monday, it was announced that longtime Maryland coach Gary Williams was elected to the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame, reminding Terps fans of that...
  • North Shore may be too short for PGA Tour event

     North Shore may be too short for PGA Tour event
    An exemption would have allowed Brad Faxon to play in this week's Travelers Championship, the PGA Tour event in Connecticut he won in 2005. But after passing on the Encompass Championship last year, he decided to join the 50-and-over set this week....
  • Junior Chamber sets meeting

    The United States Junior Chamber International Senate will meet for its national convention June 25-28 at the Double Tree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport in Linthicum. National President Larry Bohn, from Woodbine, will greet more than 300 delegates --...
  • Republicans elect John Walsh to lead Gloucester committee

    Former chairman John Walsh was elected as chairman of the Gloucester County Republican Committee for the 2014-16 term in an election held in March. Walsh, an attorney, lives in Hayes. Other members elected to the committee include: Teresa Altemus;...
  • Teel Time: Analytics show new Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams adjusts to his talent

    Some words of caution for Virginia Tech fans judging Buzz Williams: The Hokies’ new basketball coach defies convenient description. Want Tech to play fast? Williams’ 2011-12 Marquette team ranked 16th nationally in possessions per game,...
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • Connecticut's Shabazz Napier is honored after Huskies win NCAA title

    Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier was named on Monday the most outstanding player of the NCAA tournament Final Four. He was joined on the team by Julius Randle of Kentucky and Connecticut's Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels. Meanwhile, though no teams...