Gary Williams was the head coach of four Division I teams from 1979-2011. After 668 wins, two Final Four appearances and a national championship with Maryland in 2002, he was officially enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night at the Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Williams was a successful high school coach before he jumped to the college ranks … a jump he almost didn’t make. In order to become a full-time assistant at Lafayette in 1972 Williams had to become the head soccer coach as well. He would serve in that dual role for six years.
Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham presented Williams into the Hall of Fame.