The Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball Staff represents the University of Maryland at National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Contest.
Maryland, a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), left the ACC in 2014 to combine the Big Ten Conference.
Gary Williams, who coached the Terrapins from 1989 to 2011, led the program into its greatest victory, including two consecutive Final Fours, which culminated in the 2002 NCAA National Championship. Under Williams, Maryland appeared in eleven straight NCAA Tournaments from 1994 to 2004. He retired in May 2011 and has been replaced by former Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon.
The Terrapins played what many believe to be the greatest Atlantic Coast Conference match in history – and among the best college basketball games ever – that the championship of the 1974 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, in which they lost 103–100 in overtime to eventual national champion North Carolina State. The game was instrumental in forcing the growth of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, hence enabling for at-large bids along with the addition of more than one team per conference. This Maryland team, together with six prospective NBA draft picks, is considered by many to be the greatest team to not have engaged in the NCAA tournament.