Mark Turgeon

Mark Turgeon (born February 5, 1965)

Teams coached: Jacksonville State Gamecocks, Wichita State Shockers, Texas A&M Aggies, Maryland Terrapins
Jacksonville St record: 25-29 (.463)
Wichita State record: 128-90 (.587)
Texas A&M record: 97-40 (.708)
Maryland record: 226-116 (.661)
Overall record: 476-275 (.634)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  10  (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  2  (2006, 2016)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  4  (2003, 2004, 2005, 2013)
  • Big Ten Regular Season Champion 1  (2020)
  • Missouri Valley Regular Season Champion:  1  (2006)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-2021 Maryland
2007-2011 Texas A&M
2000-2007 Wichita State
1998-2000 Jacksonville State
1997-1998 Philadelphia 76ers (asst)
1992-1997 Oregon (asst)
1987-1992 Kansas (asst)

Mark Turgeon Facts

  • Mark Leo Turgeon
  • Born February 5, 1965
  • Hometown: Topeka, Kansas
  • Alma Mater: University of Kansas (BS, 1987)
  • Led Hayden High School in Topeka to back-to-back Class 4A Kansas state titles
  • Played point guard for four seasons with the Kansas Jayhawks under Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown
    • Became first Kansas Jayhawks player to participate in four straight NCAA Tournaments
    • After graduation, spent five seasons as an assistant at KU – first under Brown and then under Roy Williams
  • After Kansas, Turgeon served as an assistant at Oregon for five seasons under head coach Jerry Green
  • After one year as an assistant with the Philadelphia 76ers, Turgeon became head coach at Jacksonville State
    • Went 25-29 in two seasons at JSU, improving from 8 wins in year one to 17 in 1999-2000
  • Left Jacksonville to become the head coach at Wichita State in 2000, leading the Shockers to three straight NITs 2003-05 before reaching the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2006
    • Won 128 games in seven seasons at WSU, including three seasons of 21+ victories
  • Spent four years as the head coach at Texas A&M, winning 24+ games and reaching the NCAA Tournament each season
  • Became the head coach at Maryland in 2011, taking over the program when it was part of the ACC (moved to Big Ten in 2014)
    • Took the Terps to the NCAA Tournament five times in ten seasons, including a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 2016
    • In 2020, Turgeon’s team won a share of the Big Ten title for the first time since joining the conference
    • Turgeon was given a contract extension through the 2025-26 season in April 2021
    • Later that year, Turgeon and Maryland announced that they would be parting ways; Turgeon was 226-116 overall
  • Along with his wife, Ann, has two sons and a daughter

Mark Turgeon Coaching Tree

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