Category:Maryland Terrapins men's basketball coaches
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The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Basketball – Basketball is a non-contact team sport played on a rectangular court by two teams of five players each. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line. A team can also score via free throws, which are worth one point, the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but additional time is mandated when the score is tied at the end of regulation. The ball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a teammate and it is a violation to lift, or drag, ones pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands then resume dribbling. The game has many techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, shooting, passing, dribbling, dunking, shot-blocking. The point guard directs the on court action of the team, implementing the coachs game plan, Basketball is one of the worlds most popular and widely viewed sports. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague, the FIBA Basketball World Cup attracts the top national teams from around the world. Each continent hosts regional competitions for teams, like EuroBasket. The FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup features the top womens basketball teams from continental championships. The main North American league is the WNBA, whereas the EuroLeague Women has been dominated by teams from the Russian Womens Basketball Premier League, in early December 1891, Canadian Dr. He sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied, after rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and these laces could cause bounce passes and dribbling to be unpredictable. Eventually a lace-free ball construction method was invented, and this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith, dribbling was not part of the original game except for the bounce pass to teammates. Passing the ball was the means of ball movement. Dribbling was eventually introduced but limited by the shape of early balls. Dribbling only became a part of the game around the 1950s
2. University of Maryland, College Park – Founded in 1856, the university is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and competes in athletics as a member of the Big Ten Conference, the University of Marylands proximity to the nations capital has resulted in research partnerships with the Federal government. The operating budget of the University of Maryland during the 2009 fiscal year was projected to be approximately $1.531 billion, for the same fiscal year, the University of Maryland received a total of $518 million in research funding, surpassing its 2008 mark by $118 million. As of December 12,2012, the universitys Great Expectations campaign had exceeded $1 billion in private donations, on March 6,1856, the forerunner of todays University of Maryland was chartered as the Maryland Agricultural College. Two years later, Charles Benedict Calvert, a future U. S. Congressman, Calvert founded the school later that year. On October 5,1859, the first 34 students entered the Maryland Agricultural College, the school became a land grant college in February 1864. During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers under Brigadier General Bradley Tyler Johnson moved past the college on July 12,1864 as part of Jubal Earlys raid on Washington, D. C. By the end of the war, financial problems forced the administrators to sell off 200 acres of land, for the next two years the campus was used as a boys preparatory school. Following the Civil War, in February 1866 the Maryland legislature assumed half ownership of the school, the college thus became in part a state institution. By October 1867, the school reopened with 11 students, in the next six years, enrollment grew and the schools debt was paid off. In 1873, Samuel Jones, a former Confederate Major General, twenty years later, the federally funded Agricultural Experiment Station was established there. Morrill Hall was built the following year, on November 29,1912, a fire destroyed the barracks where the students were housed, all the schools records, and most of the academic buildings, leaving only Morrill Hall untouched. There were no injuries or fatalities, and all but two returned to the university and insisted on classes continuing. Students were housed by families in neighboring towns until housing could be rebuilt, a large brick and concrete compass inlaid in the ground designates the former center of campus as it existed in 1912. The state took control of the school in 1916, and the institution was renamed Maryland State College and that year, the first female students enrolled at the school. On April 9,1920, the became part of the existing University of Maryland, replacing St. Johns College. In the same year, the school on the College Park campus awarded its first PhD degrees. In 1925 the university was accredited by the Association of American Universities, by the time the first black students enrolled at the university in 1951, enrollment had grown to nearly 10,000 students—4,000 of whom were women
3. Lefty Driesell – Charles Grice Lefty Driesell is a retired college basketball coach. He served as the coach at the University of Maryland, Davidson College, James Madison University. During his 41-year coaching career, Driesell led teams from each school to the NCAA Tournament and he is the only coach to win 100 games at four different colleges. He was born on December 25,1931 in Norfolk, Virginia to Frank Driesell, in the fourth grade, Driesell received the nickname Lefty for his left handedness. He attended Granby High School in Norfolk and was selected to the All-State basketball team, after graduating high school in 1950, Driesell attended college at Duke University from 1950 to 1954. He played on the team there as a center under head coach Harold Bradley. Driesell graduated from Duke with a degree in 1954. After college in 1954, he took a job which paid a $6,200 salary. Driesell was promoted to varsity coach the following year, in 1957, he became the head coach at Newport News High School, where he compiled a 57-game winning streak. Driesell served as the coach at Davidson from 1960 to 1969. Driesell excelled at recruiting at each of his collegiate coaching stops, at Davidson, one of his recruits included Dick Snyder, a first round selection by the St. Louis Hawks. During his successful recruitment of college prospect Don Davidson, Driesell told him, If you come here, Ill put your name on the front. During his time at Davidson, NC State head coach Everett Case attempted to lure Driesell to join his own coaching staff as an assistant, to which he replied, Coach, in 1969, he was hired by the University of Maryland. During his introductory press conference, he made the statement that he wanted to make Maryland the UCLA of the East. At that time, UCLA was the dominant college basketball program. Maryland also attained a No.2 Associated Press ranking during four seasons from 1972 to 1976. Driesell coached the Maryland Terrapins from 1969 to 1986, during his tenure, he successfully recruited numerous exceptional players, including Tom McMillen, Len Elmore, John Lucas, Albert King, Buck Williams, and Len Bias. In 1974, he signed perhaps the best college prospect of his career, Moses Malone, but Malone chose instead to go to a basketball franchise
4. Jack Faber – John Edgar Faber, Jr. was an American microbiologist and college football and lacrosse coach at the University of Maryland. Faber served as the Maryland lacrosse coach from 1928 to 1963, during which time he compiled a 249–57 record and secured numerous national, Faber was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1963. He coached the Maryland football team in 1935 and again, as a coach alongside Al Heagy and Al Woods. He compiled a 12–13–4 record in football, Faber was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on January 13,1903, and attended Central High School in Washington, D. C. He then went on to college at the University of Maryland, where he played on the Maryland lacrosse team, earning letters in 1926 and 1927, and the basketball team, earning letters from 1924 to 1927. The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association named Faber an honorable mention All-American as an inside attackman in 1926 and a third-team All-American at the out home position in 1927. From the University of Maryland, Faber earned a B. S. in 1926, a M. S. in 1928, in 1945, he was appointed the head of his alma maters Department of Microbiology, a position he held for 18 years. During World War II, Faber joined the United States Army and served from 1942 to 1946 and he spent three years working at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D. C. While teaching bacteriology at Maryland, Faber also held coaching duties and he served as the head coach for the Maryland lacrosse team from 1928 to 1963. During his tenure, Fabers lacrosse teams compiled a 249–57 record and secured eight outright or shared USILA national championships, from 1930 onward, Faber shared coaching duties with Albert Heagy, with the former running the offense and the latter the defense. In 1936, Faber led Maryland to capture the first Wingate Memorial Trophy, the following year, they shared the title with Princeton. In the inaugural North-South Senior All-Star Game in 1940, Faber coached the South team and he also coached all-star teams in 1946 and 1956. In 1959, Maryland finished with a 10–1 mark as USILA co-champions alongside Army and Johns Hopkins, Faber also served on the football staff. He became the assistant field coach under Curly Byrd in 1933, Byrd was able to devote less time to the team because of his duties as university vice president. In 1930, Faber enticed Bosey Berger, Marylands first basketball All-American, in 1935, Faber took over as head coach when Byrd was promoted to university president. Faber continued to employ his predecessors pass-oriented Byrd system and hired Richmond head coach Frank Dobson as an assistant, despite facing an almost suicidal schedule, Fabers veteran team led by back Bill Guckeyson compiled a 7–2–2 record to finish in third place in the Southern Conference. Faber was succeeded as football coach by Dobson in 1936. Those teams finished with 2–6–1 and 3–5–1 records, respectively, to bring Fabers combined football coaching record to 12–13–4, the coaching trio was subsequently replaced by Clark Shaughnessy, who two seasons prior had orchestrated a remarkable one-year turnaround at Stanford using a revolutionary version of the T formation
5. Bud Millikan – Herman A. Bud Millikan was the head coach of the University of Maryland Terrapins mens basketball team from 1950 to 1967. The former coach died on January 28,2010 at the age of 89 and he married his high school sweetheart Maxine. Millikan followed Henry Iba who had coached at Northwest Missouri State University while Millikan was growing up in Maryville to Oklahoma A&M, at Oklahoma State He was an All American, president of the student body and captain of the baseball and basketball teams. He was an assistant coach to Iba in its 1944 National Championship team, Iba gave him the nickname of Buddy which was shortened to Bud. Millikan who had been a member of the Oklahoma State ROTC did not serve in World War II because of asthma and he returned to coach at Maryville High School and later other schools in Iowa. Iba arranged the meeting that brought Millikan to Maryland, among his players at Maryland were Gary Williams and Joe Harrington. In practice, we would practice two and half hours of defense and spend ten minutes on offense. ”According to the Daytona Beach Morning Journal, Millikan was praised for his coaching ability. He coached the team to an NCAA Elite 8 appearance in 1958, during his time Cole Field House was built. Millikan did not like the size of the house saying at one point Its like playing on a neutral court with seats too far from the courts. His successor Lefty Driesell added a few thousand seats around the raising the hometown decibel level. Every senior who played for him graduated from the school and he imposed a discipline where players were required wear the team blazer when traveling and in warm-ups players wore towels around their necks in an ascot-like manner. Millikan resigned as the Maryland coach in 1967 and was replaced by his assistant, Frank Fellows
6. Oliver Purnell – Oliver Gordon Purnell, Jr. is an American college basketball coach. He was most recently the coach at DePaul University. Purnell previously served as the coach for Clemson University, the University of Dayton, Old Dominion University. Purnell was born in Berlin, Maryland, the second of Oliver Sr. and he attended Stephen Decatur High School, where he played on the boys basketball team that captured the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Class B championship in 1970. Purnell was recruited to play basketball at Old Dominion University in Norfolk and that year, Purnell was selected by Converse as an honorable mention Division II All-American. Purnell averaged 14.4 points a game his senior year and 13.8 as a junior and he scored 25 points against Randolph-Macon in the NCAA South Atlantic Regional Championship game in 1975. As a junior, he averaged 6.7 assists per game and he was accorded the team MVP honors his senior year. Purnell also dished out 474 career assists, which placed him sixth on the schools all-time list and he still shares ODUs single game steal record with eight against Washington and Lee in 1975. Purnell was drafted in the round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Purnell was inducted into the Stephen Decatur High School Hall of Fame on September 19,2008 and he was inducted into the ODU Sports Hall of Fame in April 1988. Purnell became an assistant coach at ODU in July 1975. During Purnells tenure as an assistant, he helped ODU reach the postseason seven times. Lefty Driesell hired Purnell in 1985 to serve as an assistant on his Maryland staff, Purnell served three seasons at Maryland before being selected as head coach at Radford University. Purnell is credited with one of the biggest one year turnarounds in NCAA history as his 1990-91 Radford club posted a 22-7 record, in 1991, he returned to Old Dominion to take the head coaching position. Purnell was the coach of the 1999 USA World University Team and led the squad to an 8-0 record. He was the recipient of USA Basketballs 1999 Developmental Coach of the Year Award for that accomplishment and he was selected to the Board of Directors at the 1998 convention for the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In 2000, he was appointed by the NABC to serve as a member of USA Basketball Mens Collegiate Committee and that committee is responsible for the selection of collegiate coaches and players for USA Basketballs teams. During his tenure at Clemson, he built the program steadily and he served as president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 2006–07
7. Flucie Stewart – Alfred Lloyd Flucie Stewart was an American basketball and football coach. He served as the football and basketball coach for the Appalachian State Mountaineers located in the town of Boone in Watauga County. Stewart also was head coach at Furman University for two years. A native of Strawn, Texas, Stewart attended Furman University] where he played as an end on the team from 1929 to 1930. He joined the Appalachian State football staff in 1935 as an assistant coach, by 1940, he had taken over as athletic director. In 1941, he served as football coach at Tampa for one season before resigning. Stewart became Maryland head basketball coach in 1947, after the tenure of Burton Shipley. He was also a member of Jim Tatums football staff as an assistant coach, stewarts basketball teams were not successful, however, and after three losing seasons, was replaced by Bud Millikan. He also worked as a professor of physical education. Stewart died on November 17,1956 in Greenville, South Carolina, Flucie Stewart at the College Football Data Warehouse
8. Mark Turgeon – Mark Leo Turgeon is an American college basketball coach. He is currently the coach for the Maryland Terrapins. Mark Turgeon was born and raised as one of five children in Topeka, after graduating from Hayden High School, Turgeon attended The University of Kansas, where he earned a bachelors degree in Personnel Administration in 1987. He is married to Ann Fowler whom he met at KU, Turgeon played basketball at Hayden High School, helping the team post a 47-3 record and capture two consecutive Class 4A State Championships in 1982 and 1983. Turgeon earned All-State Tournament team honors in both of those years, although only 5 feet 10 inches out of high school, Turgeon earned a scholarship to play basketball at Kansas University under Coach Larry Brown. Turgeon played in four straight NCAA tournaments, becoming the first KU player to do so, the team finished that season 35–4 overall. Turgeon was a captain for both the 1986 and 1987 squads, a member of the Big Eight All-Freshmen Team in 1984. Fans called him The Surgeon because, in addition to the phrase rhyming with his surname, after his freshman year, coach Larry Brown told Turgeon that he would likely never play in the NBA and should consider becoming a coach after college. Turgeon agreed, and Brown soon began asking his advice during games and practices, Turgeon remembers that he never got the answer right, Brown always sighed, rolled his eyes, and did something differently. After Turgeon earned a degree from the University of Kansas in 1987, he took a position as an assistant to his former coach. In his first year of coaching, he helped the team win a championship in the 1988 NCAA Tournament. That team has been dubbed Danny and the Miracles due to the leadership of National Player of the Year Danny Manning, Turgeon remained on the Kansas staff when Roy Williams took over after Brown left for the San Antonio Spurs in 1989. He also served as the coach of the junior varsity team. During this time, Kansas won back-to-back Big Eight Conference Championships in 1991 and 1992, following the 1992 season, Turgeon left Kansas to become the top assistant to recently hired University of Oregon head coach Jerry Green, who had also been an assistant at Kansas. Turgeon also served as the recruiting coordinator in 1995. The following year, he signed two of the top 100 prospects in the country, Turgeon briefly left college coaching in 1997. Turgeon accepted his first head coaching position in 1998 with Jacksonville State University in Alabama, in his first year as head coach, the team accumulated an 8-18 record, finishing tied for 10th in the Trans America Conference. The following season, his team improved to 17-11, 12-6 in conference, after the 1999–2000 season, Turgeon returned to his home state as head coach of the Wichita State Shockers, a team which had had only two winning seasons in the previous 11 years
9. Gary Williams – Gary Bruce Williams is an American university administrator and former college basketball coach. He served as the coach at the University of Maryland, Ohio State University, Boston College. In 2002, he led Maryland to win the NCAA Tournament Championship, Williams retired after the 2010–11 season, and is now a college basketball analyst for the Big Ten Network. Williams played for Maryland as the point guard under coach Bud Millikan. He was a member of the 1966 Charlotte Invitational Tournament championship team and he set a Maryland record for field goal percentage, going 8-for-8 from the field in an ACC game against South Carolina in 1966. Williams was the Maryland team captain in 1967 and he graduated in 1968 with a B. S. in Marketing. While at the University of Maryland, Williams was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, prior to entering the college ranks, Williams was a successful high school basketball coach at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey. He won a NJSIAA state championship as head varsity coach at Wilson High, with his chance to learn under Dr. Tom Davis, Williams left to become an assistant basketball coach at Lafayette College in 1972 and continued at Boston College in 1977 until he became a head coach. He was also the soccer coach at Lafayette College during his assistant coaching job. Williams held three head coaching positions prior to Maryland, in 1978, Williams obtained his first head coaching position at American University. He led American to relative success, coaching them to several NIT berths, in 1982, Williams returned to Boston College, leading the Eagles to two NCAA tournament appearances, and one NIT appearance in his four-year tenure. In 1986, Williams took over at Ohio State of the Big Ten Conference, under Williams, the Buckeyes advanced to one NCAA tournament appearance and two NIT appearances in three seasons. The Maryland Terrapins, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Williams coached the 1989–90 squad to a respectable 18–13 record and an NIT berth, however, in March 1990, the NCAA imposed harsh sanctions on the school for several major violations, mostly dating to the Wade era. Maryland was banned from play in 1991 and 1992, and was kicked off live television for 1990-91. Additionally, Maryland docked itself several scholarships over two years, with his recruiting efforts severely hamstrung, Williams found it very difficult to rebuild the program. However, with the help of Walt Williams, Maryland stayed competitive through a low point of the programs history, after a surprise appearance in the 1994 Sweet 16, the Terrapins were a fixture in the national rankings until 2005. In 2001, Williams led Maryland to the first Final Four in school history, on April 1,2002, Williams led the Terrapins to their first NCAA National Championship, defeating Indiana 64–52