RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Top Gary Williams Articles

Displaying items 49-60
  • Terps' Likely named ECAC D-I special teamer of the week

    Terps' Likely named ECAC D-I special teamer of the week
    Colleges Terps' Likely named ECAC D-I special teamer of the week Maryland freshman Will Likely was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Special Teams Player of the Week. Likely returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown for the...
  • ACC tournament to return to Washington in 2016 after Terps are gone

    ACC tournament to return to Washington in 2016 after Terps are gone
    The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that its 2016 men’s basketball tournament will be held at Washington D.C.’s Verizon Center. Is there irony here? Former Maryland coach Gary Williams long pressed for the ACC tourney to return...
  • Former coaches Gary Williams, Jim Calhoun attend fundraiser in New York

    Former coaches Gary Williams, Jim Calhoun attend fundraiser in New York
    Fundraising events can make for strange bedfellows, particularly when it comes to politics. But more than a few heads were turned, eyebrows were raised and stomachs were -- well, you get the picture -- when it was announced that former longtime rivals and...
  • A 'tougher' Mark Turgeon aims to lead Maryland back to the NCAA tournament

    A 'tougher' Mark Turgeon aims to lead Maryland back to the NCAA tournament
    COLLEGE PARK — The one constant in Mark Turgeon's steady climb up the coaching ladder was building the type of reputation that most in his profession covet. It is summed up by two simple letters that for decades have described some of basketball's...
  • Mark Turgeon sees a different attitude from this year's Maryland men's basketball team

    Mark Turgeon sees a different attitude from this year's Maryland men's basketball team
    Mark Turgeon sees most of the same faces at practice these days as he did in his first two seasons at Maryland, yet in some ways he is coaching a completely different team. Not only has the talent improved dramatically, but so has the chemistry. The...
  • Jimmy Patsos excited to be at Siena but says he still has local 'blood'

    Jimmy Patsos excited to be at Siena but says he still has local 'blood'
    Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos didn't waste time praising his old coaching grounds once he arrived to speak at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on Friday, a week before his first game since leaving Loyola. "Maryland blood. Loyola blood....
  • Cormier makes All-Patriot preseason team

    Cormier makes All-Patriot preseason team
    Et cetera Cormier makes All-Patriot preseason team; Loyola picked for fifth Loyola Maryland senior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) was named to the Preseason All-Patriot League team. Cormier, who was a two-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic...
  • Terps Trio: Maryland's budget woes, backup QB and D.C. Assault

    Terps Trio: Maryland's budget woes, backup QB and D.C. Assault
    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. What is the cause of the budget situation that Maryland finds itself in? Jeff Barker: There is...
  • D.C. Assault president Curtis Malone faces federal drug charges

    D.C. Assault president Curtis Malone faces federal drug charges
    Curtis Malone, the co-founder and president of the D.C. Assault AAU basketball program, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin, according to court documents. Malone, who was convicted in 1991 for distributing crack cocaine, was arrested...
  • D.C. Assault GM says the arrest of AAU team's co-founder won't jeopardize its future

    D.C. Assault GM says the arrest of AAU team's co-founder won't jeopardize its future
    The longtime general manager of D.C. Assault says he expects the Washington-based AAU basketball program to take “a PR [public relations] hit” after its co-founder was arrested on federal charges of drug trafficking, but he doesn’t...
  • Should Maryland add Lefty Driesell's name to Cole Field House?

    Should Maryland add Lefty Driesell's name to Cole Field House?
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. How significant is it that former Terps coaches Gary Williams and Lefty Driesell are both...
  • Maryland assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill takes leave of absence after DUI charge

    Maryland assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill takes leave of absence after DUI charge
    Maryland men’s basketball assistant Dalonte Hill is taking an immediate leave of absence after his second drunken-driving charge in a little more than 21 months and his third in the past five years, it was announced Tuesday. Hill, 34, was stopped...