Maryland to name basketball court after Williams

The University of Maryland will name the basketball court at its

home arena after former head coach Gary Williams, who retired in

May after a 22-year run.

The ceremony will take place at the Comcast Center on Dec.

9.

The recommendation was made by school President Wallace D. Loh,

who calls Williams ”a faithful alumnus, a highly successful and

iconic figure in men’s college basketball across the nation, a

fierce competitor and a tireless fundraiser on behalf of student

scholarships.”

Williams retired with a 461-252 record at Maryland. In 2006, he

surpassed Lefty Driesell as Maryland’s winningest coach.

The Terps won the 2002 national championship under Williams and

reached the NCAA tournament in 14 of his final 18 seasons at the

school.