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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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  • How Turgeon and the Terps' won over LIU Brooklyn

    How Turgeon and the Terps' won over LIU Brooklyn
    Welcome back to 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 been allowed in there...
  • Ex-coach Gary Williams says move to Big Ten would help UM

    Ex-coach Gary Williams says move to Big Ten would help UM
    Former Maryland coach Gary Williams said today that the school's proposed move to the Big Ten would be a tremendous boost for the Terps' athletic program. In a telephone interview with The Baltimore Sun today, Williams said the school's long history...
  • Terps Trio: Maryland vs. Duke, football pro day, Dwayne Morgan

    Terps Trio: Maryland vs. Duke, football pro day, Dwayne Morgan
    Baltimore Sun reporter Jeff Barker, editor Matt Bracken, and Sun intern/Diamondback co-sports editor Josh Vitale weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. What will the environment be like at Friday night’s...
  • Terps Trio: Football tickets vs. W.Va., 2017 hoops recruit, Stefon Diggs

    Terps Trio: Football tickets vs. W.Va., 2017 hoops recruit, Stefon Diggs
    Baltimore Sun reporter Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. Maryland is curently trying to encourage football fans with a couple of early season packages, one of which includes an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alex Len's journey from Ukraine to U.S. could culminate with him going No.1 in draft

    Alex Len's journey from Ukraine to U.S. could culminate with him going No.1 in draft
    Alex Len was 13 years old, a gangly teenager whose body had been shooting up a startling pace from a young age. As he practiced gymnastics at a local school in the small, rural coal-mining town in Ukraine where he lived, Len was motioned over by a...
  • Turgeon stresses importance of Baltimore in 'Caravan' visit to Inner Harbor

    Turgeon stresses importance of Baltimore in 'Caravan' visit to Inner Harbor
    One of the first trips Mark Turgeon made after succeeding Gary Williams at Maryland was to Baltimore. Not only did Turgeon have to make sure Nick Faust, then a senior at City, was still coming to College Park, but Maryland's new coach also wanted the...
  • Martin Breunig, one-time Terps recruit, transfers to Montana from Washington

    Martin Breunig, one-time Terps recruit, transfers to Montana from Washington
    Martin Breunig, the last Maryland signee of the Gary Williams era, is transferring to Montana after two underwhelming seasons at Washington. "We are very excited about signing Martin Breunig at the University of Montana," Grizzlies coach Wayne Tinkle...
  • Analyzing Maryland's loss at Florida State

    Analyzing Maryland's loss at Florida State
    Welcome back to Morning Shootaround, 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 been allowed in there since the last...
  • Gary Williams named as an ACC Legend

    Gary Williams named as an ACC Legend
    Former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams has been named to the 13-member ACC “Legends Class.” Among those also named: former ACC commissioner Gene Corrigan, former North Carolina star Mike O’Koren and former N.C. State standout...