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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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  • 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...
  • Terps Trio: Football injuries, basketball schedule and James Padgett overseas

    Terps Trio: Football injuries, basketball schedule and James Padgett overseas
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Marylandsports. What is going on with all the injuries on Maryland’s defense and can the Terps weather the storm?...
  • For ex-Terp Walt Williams, an uphill battle

    Walt Williams isn't one to shy away from a challenge. The former NBA veteran, after all, is perhaps best known for playing under the most trying circumstances in the history of Maryland basketball. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the Terps were...
  • The Last Word with Sean Mosley

    The Last Word with Sean Mosley
    Coming out of St. Frances four years ago, Sean Mosley was the second-highest scorer in Marylandhigh school history with 2,933 points. Throughout his college career, fans kept waiting for Mosley to turn into a big scorer for the Terps. It never happened,...
  • Sports Legends to induct Ripken, Murray into Hall of Legends

    Sports Legends to induct Ripken, Murray into Hall of Legends
    Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray will be inducted into the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards' Hall of Legends during the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation's annual gala in September, according to a news release. "Cal & Eddie: A Legendary Evening" will...
  • Weekend Wrap: Notes on Walker-Kimbrough, Joseph, Bowers

    Weekend Wrap: Notes on Walker-Kimbrough, Joseph, Bowers
    A Maryland-bound basketball player has been named the top female high school athlete in her city. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, who committed to the Terps late last month, is the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's 2011-12 Female Athlete of the Year. Walker-...
  • Terps Trio: Maryland vs. West Virginia, Danny O'Brien and Kam Williams

    Terps Trio: Maryland vs. West Virginia, Danny O'Brien and Kam Williams
    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 mood of Maryland's football program heading to West Virginia on Saturday as a four-touchdown...