Gary Williams, Coach of the Year

Head Coach Gary Williams, who led Maryland to its first outright Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title in 22 years and a No. 1 seed in the NCAAs, was named The Associated Press coach of the year in the ACC on Monday.

Maryland heads into the post season with their highest ever seed. As top seed in the East for the first time in school history and with a 27-4 record, Maryland opens up play Friday night at the MCI Center against Alcorn St. or Siena. Who ever wins in the playin game Tuesday night.

This is Williams fourth straight season winning at at least 25 games.


  • Maryland finishs out the regular season on a loss to NC State in the Semi-finals of the ACC Tournament.
  • Maryland had a winning streak, which was the third-longest in school history and enabled Maryland to go 15-1 in the ACC for its first regular-season crown since 1980.
  • First time in school history Maryland has received a top seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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