5.06.2011

Terps Williams To Retire


In a move that didn't come as a surprise to many, University of Maryland men's head basketball coach Gary Williams is set to retire. Williams was an icon for men's basketball, winning 668 games and one national championship in his 33 years as a coach.

Williams became Maryland's head coach in 1989 after it was hindered by NCAA sanctions. Since then, Williams has kept the Maryland basketball program free of sanctions, which is impressive for current day college sports.

Having grown up in the Maryland area, Terps basketball was always an important part of my life. A big reason for that is because of the way Williams ran the program. He didn't put up with a lot of bullshit and he was able to mentor and teach his players to be better both on and off the court. His dedication to his job and his love for his players was evident throughout his entire coaching career. Williams will definitely be missed at Maryland, but he will never be forgotten. He was one hell of a coach.

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