The court at Comcast Center will be renamed after recently retired Maryland men’s basketball coach Gary Williams, according to an official press release from the school. The ceremony will take place on December 9.
Here’s a quote from President Wallace Loh:
"“Gary has been 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,” said Loh. “He has been the face of Maryland men’s basketball for more than 22 years. Gary led the Terps out of historic Cole Field House into the Comcast Center. I can think of no better way to recognize his success and his contributions to the University of Maryland than by naming the floor of the basketball court in Comcast Center in his honor.”"
The only opposition came from those who felt former coach Lefty Driesell also deserved to be commended for his contributions to the University. That honor is also on the way, but no word yet as to how that will occur.
It’s a great move by the University, and congratulations to Gary.