COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland announced a four-year contract extension for men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon through the 2022-23 season.
Turgeon is entering his sixth season with Maryland after leading the Terrapins to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament and their first berth in the Sweet 16 since 2003. In his first five seasons at Maryland, Turgeon has compiled a 114-59 (.659) record – the most wins for a head coach in his first five years in program history.READ MORE: The Baltimore Ravens Launch The Purple Chair Podcast
During the 2014-15 season, Turgeon was named Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading the Terps to a school-record 26 regular-season wins and the Terps notched 28 overall victories en route to advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Turgeon’s past two campaigns have added up to the second-most wins in school history over a two-year span (55). He has had the Terrapins ranked in the Associated Press top-25 for 35 consecutive weeks, including 20 weeks in the top-10. Under Turgeon, the men’s basketball team posted its highest single year APR score of a perfect 1,000 in 2012-13 and has also graduated all 10 student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility at Maryland.
“My family and I love the University of Maryland, the basketball program, the campus community and the local community and I am extremely grateful to be the coach of this outstanding program,” said Turgeon, who became the first coach in program history to lead Maryland to consecutive seasons with 27 or more wins.
Under Turgeon, Maryland has also thrived in its first two seasons as members of the Big Ten Conference, earning a pair of top-3 finishes and compiling a 26-10 (.722) conference record.
Turgeon’s teams boast a 17-1 home record in conference play, including a perfect 9-0 mark in its inaugural season. Overall, Turgeon’s teams boast a 77-13 record in his five seasons at XFINITY Center.
Since arriving in College Park, Turgeon has signed five consecutive nationally-ranked recruiting classes, including a top-10 class in 2016.
In 18 seasons as a Division I head coach, Turgeon has amassed an overall record of 364-218 (.625), while leading three different programs to NCAA Tournament appearances.
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2 – Consecutive 27-win seasons – first time in Maryland history
5 – Former players currently on NBA rosters
10 – Players who earned their degree after exhausting their eligibility at Maryland
14 – Consecutive winning seasons dating back to 2002-03
26 – Number of victories in Big Ten play in first two seasons
77 – Victories at home in five seasons (77-13), including a 34-2 mark over the last two seasons
94% – Win percentage at home in Big Ten play (17-1)
114 – Most wins by a Maryland coach in first five seasons
364 – Career wins in 18 seasonsMORE NEWS: Multiple Water Rescues Reported In Harford County As Roadways Flood
2014-15 – Big Ten Coach of the Year