August 15, 1951 |
Highland Park, Michigan
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1974–1989||Ferris State (asst.)|
|1989–1993||Eastern Michigan (asst.)|
|1993–1996||Eastern Michigan (assoc.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|MAC regular season championship (2001)
2× MAC Tournament championship (1999, 2001)
Horizon League regular season championship (2011)
Horizon League Tournament championship (2009)
|MAC Coach of the Year (1999, 2000)
Horizon League Coach of the Year (2008)
On April 6, 2001 Waters was named the 15th head coach at Rutgers. He previously coached at Rutgers University, guiding the Scarlet Knights to the NIT tournament final in 2004. Waters announced his resignation from Rutgers on March 1, 2006 and accepted a buyout from Rutgers worth about $550,000. He officially resigned after he coached his last game for Rutgers on March 16, 2006. As of the end of the 2016 school year no Rutgers men's basketball coach has matched the 19 games Waters won in his final season at Rutgers.
Waters was named the 14th head basketball coach at Cleveland State University on April 6, 2006.On September 12, 2006 he signed his contract with a base salary of $225,000 a year. In 2008 Waters was named the Horizon League coach of the year. On October 27, 2008 Waters signed a 5-year rollover contract extension with Cleveland State with a base salary of $283,264 a year. On November 8, 2012 Waters signed a 7-year contract extension with Cleveland State with a base salary of $340,000. On March 7, 2017 Gary Waters announced his retirement from Cleveland State.
Gary Steven Waters is a Detroit, Michigan native and a 1969 graduate of Mackenzie High School. Waters graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Ferris State in 1975, a B.S. in Business Education from Ferris State in 1978 and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Central Michigan in 1976. Waters is also a member of the Ferris State University Hall of Fame. He is married to the former Bernadette Amos, with two children Sean and Seena.
NBA players coached
|John Edwards||Undrafted||Pacers, Hawks|
|Quincy Douby||19th, Sacramento Kings, 2006 NBA draft||Kings, Raptors|
|Cedric Jackson||Undrafted||Cavaliers, Spurs, Wizards|
|Norris Cole||28th, Chicago Bulls, 2011 NBA draft||Heat, Pelicans|
Head coaching record
|Kent State (Mid-American Conference) (1996–2001)|
|1997–98||Kent State||13–17||9–9||T–2nd (East)|
|1998–99||Kent State||23–7||13–5||2nd (East)||NCAA First Round|
|1999–00||Kent State||23–8||13–5||2nd (East)||NIT Quarterfinals|
|2000–01||Kent State||24–10||13–5||1st (East)||NCAA Round of 32|
|Kent State:||92–60 (.605)||55–35 (.611)|
|Rutgers (Big East Conference) (2001–2006)|
|2001–02||Rutgers||18–13||8–8||5th (West)||NIT First Round|
|2003–04||Rutgers||20–13||7–9||T–8th||NIT Runner Up|
|2005–06||Rutgers||19–14||7–9||T–9th||NIT First Round|
|Rutgers:||79–75 (.513)||28–52 (.350)|
|Cleveland State (Horizon League) (2006–2017)|
|2007–08||Cleveland State||21–13||12–6||T–2nd||NIT First Round|
|2008–09||Cleveland State||26–11||12–6||T–3rd||NCAA Round of 32|
|2010–11||Cleveland State||27–9||13–5||T–1st||NIT Second Round|
|2011–12||Cleveland State||22–11||12–6||2nd||NIT First Round|
|2013–14||Cleveland State||21–12||12–4||2nd||CIT First Round|
|2014–15||Cleveland State||19–15||11–5||T–3rd||CIT Second Round|
|Cleveland State:||194–172 (.530)||99–93 (.516)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- "Rutgers Rally Falls Short at St. Joseph's, 71-62". Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Rutgers University. March 16, 2006. Archived from the original on October 22, 2006. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
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- "Gary Waters and Cleveland State Vikings agree to 7-year contract; basketball coach has 122-82 record in 6 CSU seasons". Cleveland, Ohio: Plain Dealer. November 8, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
- Goodman, Jeff (March 7, 2017). "Gary Waters, 65, retires after 11 seasons with Cleveland State". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
- "Gary Waters Ferris State University Bulldog Hall of Fame Profile". Ferris State University. Archived from the original on June 14, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2017.