Mark Turgeon, who has been the head coach at Maryland since 2011, is parting ways with the University effective immediately. Turgeon took the Terps to five NCAA Tournaments (would have been six) and won a share of the 2020 Big Ten regular season title, but never advanced past the Sweet Sixteen.
“After a series of conversations with Coach Turgeon, we agreed that a coaching change was the best move for Coach Turgeon and for the Maryland Men’s Basketball program,” AD Damon Evans said in a release. “He has dedicated over a decade of his life to the University of Maryland, and has coached with distinction and honor. He leaves College Park as the 2020 Big Ten Conference champion and with more than 225 victories. He’s a great coach and a great person, and I wish Mark, his wife Ann and his entire family all the best in the next chapter of their lives.”
Turgeon leaves with a 226-116 overall record, which includes a 5-3 record so far this year. He was named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2015, the Terps’ first season of Big Ten competition.
“I have always preached that Maryland Basketball is bigger than any one individual,” said Turgeon. “My departure will enable a new voice to guide the team moving forward. Maryland Basketball has been my passion and focus for the last 10 seasons, and I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished. It is through the combined effort and commitment from our coaches and players, both past and present, that we have sustained consistent success in a sport that is ultra-competitive. I am extremely grateful to have worked with each and every one of you.”
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