May 5, 2011

Gary Williams Retires

By - Kris Fletcher

Maryland head basketball coach Gary Williams has announced his retirement.

Williams coached for 33 years, the last 22 at Maryland, where he played as a guard from 1964-67.

Photo by: Nick Wass
He began his college coaching career at American University in 1978. He went to Boston College in 1982 and then spent three seasons at Ohio State, from 1986-89, before coming to Maryland.

The Terps suffered through back-to-back losing seasons before reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time under his direction in 1994. From that point on, they've not had a losing season.

Williams career record stands at 668-380, including 461-252 at Maryland. With him at the helm, the Terrapins went to the NCAA tournament fourteen times, won or shared three Atlantic Coast Conference titles, reached the Final Four twice and won the 2002 national championship.


  1. Should be interesting to see who they get to replace him.

  2. Thanks Gary for your service with the Terps. A class act in sports.