Coach Ranson has deep ties to the Maryland area. He coached at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. He previously worked under former Maryland assistant, Jimmy Patsos, at Loyola.
Gary Williams has known for Ranson for almost a decade, and described the hiring of Ranson as being a right fit here [Maryland].
Coach Williams was looking for an assistant coach with a particular set of qualities, and Coach Ranson fit those qualities. First thing you look for is loyalty. Coach Ranson grew up in the state of Maryland, in Baltimore, and has always been a big Maryland fan, said Coach Williams.
He also added, I have watched him as he has coached. He has done a great job wherever hes been. He brings his own philosophy to the program, and hes proven to be an outstanding recruiter. He is also an outstanding basketball coach.
It is clear that Coach Ranson is known around the college ranks as a good recruiter, but he has also been recognized for his player development skills, which is very important to Coach Williams. I think it is very good for coaches to develop players. Bino has a good track record of that, stated Marylands head coach.
Williams continued to say, There is not a particular position. I think there are certain things players must do on the floor and I think he is certainly capable developing players in those areas. I think he can be very successful here.