Gary Williams confirmed on the Scott Van Pelt show on ESPN that he will be retiring.
Williams posted a 452-242 record as a head coach at Maryland. His career record is 668-380. Williams is third in career victories in the ACC behind Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and North Carolina’s Dean Smith.
Williams was a fantastic coach that always had Maryland prepared every single season regardless of the talent level.
He won a national championship in 2002.
He has been to two final fours.
He won the ACC regular season title three times.
He won the ACC tournament in 2004.
He won the Big East regular season in 1983.
He won the East Coast Conference in 1981.
He was a two-time coach of the year in the ACC.
Prior to the 2004-05 campaign, Williams and his Maryland teams made it to the NCAA Tournament 11 times in a row.
Gary Williams is the definition of college basketball. His work ethic, will to win and tenacity is what people love about college basketball. He has been one of the best coaches in the country in recent history.
His Terrapins finished 19-14 this past season. This will have an effect on the University of Maryland basketball program for sure.
Shooting guard Nick Faust, point guard Sterling Gibbs (brother is Ashton Gibbs) and power forward Martin Breunig are all incoming freshman next season.
Hopefully those kids decide they still want to play for the university.
Williams has made the University of Maryland’s basketball program into one of the best in the country. At 66, Williams has had a fantastic basketball career.
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Written by Justin Welton
Born in Franklin, PA. Life-long Pittsburgh sports fan + Boston Celtics. Attending Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Working for WCUC - 91.7 and WCUB-TV. Clarion Call writer for two years.