Bud Millikan

Bud Millikan (1920-2010)

Teams coached: Maryland Terrapins
Maryland record: 242-181 (.572)
Overall record: 242-181 (.572)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1958)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  (1958)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • ACC Tournament Champion:  1  (1958)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1950-1967 Maryland

Bud Millikan Facts

  • Herman A. Millikan
  • Born October 12, 1920
  • Died January 28, 2010
  • Hometown: Maryville, Missouri
  • Alma Mater: Oklahoma A&M College (BA, 1942)
  • Won the 1937 Missouri State HS Baksetball Championship with Maryville HS (MO)
  • Played for another Missouri-native, Henry Iba, at Oklahoma A&M from 1939-42
    • It was Iba who have Millikan is nickname, starting as “Buddy” and eventually the shortened “Bud”
  • Was a member of the Oklahoma State ROTC but asthma kept him from serving during World War II
  • Started his coaching career at his alma mater, Maryville HS
    • Also spent time coaching at the high school level in Iowa
  • Hired in 1950 to be the head coach at Maryland, his first collegiate opportunity
    • Was 242-181 over seventeen seasons at UMD, coaching through the program’s shift from the SoCon to ACC
    • The Terps were ACC Tournament champs in 1958, eventually reaching the NCAA Elite Eight
    • Resigned in 1967 following an 11-14 (4-10) season
  • Passed away in 2010 at the age of 89; survived by his wife, Maxine, and their two children, Marshal and Marla

Bud Millikan Coaching Tree

  • Frank Fellows (Maryland)
  • Joe Harrington (Colorado, Long Beach State, George Mason, Hofstra)
  • Billy Jones (UMBC)
  • Gene Shue (SD/LA Clippers, Baltimore/Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Terry Truax (Towson)
  • Gary Williams (Maryland, Ohio State, Boston College, American)
  • Tom Young (Old Dominion, Rutgers, American, Catholic)