Yow to nominate Gary Williams for the Basketball Hall of Fame
Maryland Athletic Director Debbie Yow announced Thursday night at a Friends Of Gary dinner banquet that she plans to nominate men's basketball coach Gary Williams for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, according to multiple people who were in attendance at the event.
Yow confirmed in an email Friday that she is in the process of nominating Williams for Hall of Fame induction. Yow wrote that the first step in the nomination process includes "filling out a very extensive profile of achievements." The profile is due in October, though Yow said she would submit it before then.
Williams just completed his 21st season at the helm of his alma mater. During that time he has compiled an extensive resume that includes 442 wins, two Final Four berths, the 2002 National Championship, 14 NCAA tournament appearances and a .650 winning percentage. Williams, the fifth active winningest coach in college basketball, has been named ACC coach of the year twice -- in 2002 and 2010.
Williams also led programs at Ohio State, Boston College and American University prior to returning to Maryland. His coaching career has spanned 32 seasons, during which he has ammassed 649 wins and 17 NCAA tournament appearances.
April 30, 2010; 2:27 PM ET
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