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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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  • Landing Roddy Peters is no consolation prize for Maryland

    Landing Roddy Peters is no consolation prize for Maryland
    Some might look at Roddy Peters as a consolation prize for Maryland after the Terps finished second to Kentucky in their pursuit of the Harrison twins. Peters, the 6-4 Suitland point guard who announced Tuesday that he was headed to College Park next...
  • ESPN analyst: Roddy Peters commitment 'significant' for Mark Turgeon

    ESPN analyst: Roddy Peters commitment 'significant' for Mark Turgeon
    ESPN recruiting analyst Dave Telep said today that Maryland coach Mark Turgeon and his staff had to "work really hard" in the past two weeks to secure a commitment from Suitland guard Roddy Peters, who announced Tuesday that he was coming to College...
  • Terps Trio: Football's bowl hopes, comparing hoops classes and Roddy Peters

    Terps Trio: Football's bowl hopes, comparing hoops classes and Roddy Peters
    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. Can Maryland realistically make it to a bowl game? Jeff Barker: The odds favor it, but it’s no...
  • Gary Williams speaks on sports, businesses in Howard County

    Gary Williams speaks on sports, businesses in Howard County
    A team is a team, whether it’s a sports team or a business team, and both worlds were present at the 2012 Howard County Economic Development Authority Business Awards. The annual event is a big one: More than 300 people turned out for the...
  • Promising Maryland basketball recruiting class will get chance to make early impact

    Promising Maryland basketball recruiting class will get chance to make early impact
    Seth Allen wasn't quite satisfied. Sure, the Fredericksburg (Va.) Christian combo guard is part of an incoming Maryland basketball class brimming with possibility. It's a confident, five-member group that knows it has the opportunity to make a swift...
  • Our Take: The week in Maryland sports

    Our Take: The week in Maryland sports
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the biggest topic of the past week in Maryland sports. Maryland’s incoming men’s basketball class has expressed great confidence, and Mark Turgeon said...
  • The Last Word with Berend Weijs

    The Last Word with Berend Weijs
    Berend Weijs was a favorite of Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon. It’s not that the 6-foot-10 center was a top scorer. But he was affable, worked hard in practice and was a shot blocker. Weijs had an eventful two years. He played...
  • Morning shootaround: Analyzing the Terps' exhibition win over IUP

    Morning shootaround: Analyzing the Terps' exhibition win over IUP
    Welcome to the first installment of Morning Shootaround, which will be a regular feature this season the day after Maryland basketball games.  While we can’t bring you into the Terps’ locker room after games – reporters haven’t...
  • Jimmy Patsos tries to get Loyola basketball ready for unfamiliar role: favorites

    Jimmy Patsos tries to get Loyola basketball ready for unfamiliar role: favorites
    If Jimmy Patsos' stomach is roiling at the thought of nine other Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference coaches taking aim at him, the Loyola basketball coach wears his tension well. "I'm happy to be the hunted," says a grinning Patsos, sitting on stage at a...
  • Digest: CSN hires former Terps coach Gary Williams as analyst

    College basketball CSN hires former Terps coach Williams as analyst Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic announced that former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams has joined the network as an analyst. Williams will regularly provide analysis,...
  • Digest: Ex-Raven Sharpe chosen for Black College Football HOF

    Digest: Ex-Raven Sharpe chosen for Black College Football HOF
    Football Ex-Raven Sharpe to Black College HOFThe Black College Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that former Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe has been selected for induction next year along with 10 others. The inductees will be honored Feb. 16 at...
  • Kevin Anderson deserves some credit for getting Dez Wells eligible

    Kevin Anderson deserves some credit for getting Dez Wells eligible
    Kevin Anderson has taken his share of criticism since coming from Army to Maryland 27 months ago. The athletic director got off to a rocky start with Maryland fans – and many in the local media – for the clumsy way he handled the firing of...