Lost in the drubbing that was Maryland's 106-52 win over Longwood Wednesday evening was the milestone that Terps head coach Gary Williams reached. Williams surpassed legendary coach John Wooden on the all-time wins list with 665.â†µ
Williams, in his 22nd season with Maryland and 33rd season overall, has seen it all. He's experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Either way, Williams brings out the best in his players and is an exemplary leader.
Williams is one of only 12 coaches to reach the 600-win plateau and stands fifth among active coaches behind Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, Connecticut's Jim Calhoun and West Virginia's Bob Huggins. He is Maryland's winningest coach and has led teams at American, Boston College and Ohio State.â†µ
Though Williams has just one championship to Wooden's 10, what he means to the Terps is measured in much more than championships. For now, he will do his best to lead a young Terps squad to the NCAA Tournament.