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...
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.
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email@example.comEvery so often Rich Porac Jr. visits family and friends in Washington County. But his visit Thursday was a little different. Instead of coming as a friend, this time he was an enemy — a basketball coach for an opposing team. Porac, who is the son...
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Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a six-part series looking back at some of the biggest local, regional and national stories of 2011. May 2 — In baseball, North Hagerstown rallies for 5-3 win over rival South Hagerstown....
“I do it a little differently; I don’t cheat.” — Maryland head basketball coach Gary Williams Williams ripped down that defensive rebound recently in a Washington Post column that essentially suggested that nice guys, guys...
Maryland coach Gary Williams wants his Terrapins to play the same on the road as when playing at home. That means get the ball inside to Jordan Williams. Jordan Williams made a strong return to his double-double form to lead Maryland’s...
“Hagerstown caller: I think the phrase you actually want concerning ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ and those supposed Republican senators constantly screaming about communism, whom I’ve never heard ... is ‘life imitating art.&...
Sex sells. That two-word phase is the unofficial motto of advertising. Display something in a provocative, suggestive and subliminal light, chances are you’ll make the sale or at least pique interest. In most cases, bacon has more sizzle....
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Barre (Vt.) Times Argus Staff WriterIt looks just like most any of the white marble headstones in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery, but the one that rolled off the assembly line at Granite Industries of Vermont this week marks more than the end of a life. It marks the end of an era,...
Thumbs up to the Washington County Citizen Corps Committee, whose efforts brought to Hagerstown a 6-foot steel beam that was part of the World Trade Center buildings when terrorists attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. The beam will become part of the Emergency...
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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...
College basketball Antonio Barton expected to announce his choice Sunday Antonio Barton, a Baltimore native and former Memphis guard, will announce Sunday afternoon where he is transferring. Will Barton, Antonio's brother and a Portland Trail...
Baltimore Sun staffMartin 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...
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