Gary Waters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gary Waters
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1951-08-15) August 15, 1951 (age 65)
Highland Park, Michigan
Playing career
1972–1974 Ferris State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1989 Ferris State (asst.)
1989–1993 Eastern Michigan (asst.)
1993–1996 Eastern Michigan (assoc.)
1996–2001 Kent State
2001–2006 Rutgers
2006–2017 Cleveland State
Head coaching record
Overall 365–307 (.543)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MAC regular season championship (2001)
MAC Tournament championship (1999, 2001)
Horizon League regular season championship (2011)
Horizon League Tournament championship (2009)
Awards
MAC Coach of the Year (1999, 2000)
Horizon League Coach of the Year (2008)

Gary Steven Waters (born August 15, 1951) is an American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach at Cleveland State University.

Coaching career[edit]

Kent State[edit]

On April 3, 1996 Waters was named the 21st head coach at Kent State.[1] On July 6, 2000 Waters signed a 6-year contract extension.[2]

Rutgers[edit]

On April 6, 2001 Waters was named the 15th head coach at Rutgers.[3] 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.[4][5] He officially resigned after he coached his last game for Rutgers on March 16, 2006.[6] 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.

Cleveland State[edit]

Waters was named the 14th head basketball coach at Cleveland State University on April 6, 2006.[7][8]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.[9] On October 27, 2008 Waters signed a 5-year rollover contract extension with Cleveland State with a base salary of $283,264 a year.[10][11] On November 8, 2012 Waters signed a 7-year contract extension with Cleveland State with a base salary of $340,000.[12][13][14] On March 7, 2017 Gary Waters announced his retirement from Cleveland State.[15]

Personal life[edit]

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.[16] He is married to the former Bernadette Amos, with two children Sean and Seena.

NBA players coached[edit]

Player Draft Pro Team(s)
Kent State
John Edwards Undrafted Pacers, Hawks
Rutgers
Quincy Douby 19th, Sacramento Kings, 2006 NBA draft Kings, Raptors
Cleveland State
Cedric Jackson Undrafted Cavaliers, Spurs, Wizards
Norris Cole 28th, Chicago Bulls, 2011 NBA draft Heat, Pelicans
Bryn Forbes Undrafted Spurs

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Kent State (Mid-American Conference) (1996–2001)
1996–97 Kent State 9–18 7–11 7th
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
2002–03 Rutgers 12–16 4–12 7th (West)
2003–04 Rutgers 20–13 7–9 T–8th NIT Runner Up
2004–05 Rutgers 10–19 2–14 12th
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)
2006–07 Cleveland State 10–21 3–13 9th
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
2009–10 Cleveland State 16–17 10–8 T–4th
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
2012–13 Cleveland State 14–18 5–11 T–7th
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
2015–16 Cleveland State 9–23 4–14 9th
2016–17 Cleveland State 9–22 5–13 T–8th
Cleveland State: 194–172 (.530) 99–93 (.516)
Total: 365–307 (.543)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perry, Michael L. (April 4, 1996). "Waters named basketball coach". Daily Kent Stater. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ Zeise, Kevin J. (July 12, 2000). "Waters signs on for six years: Here". Daily Kent Stater. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rutgers Names Gary Waters Head Men's Basketball Coach". Piscataway, New Jersey: Rutgers University. April 6, 2001. Archived from the original on September 2, 2001. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ Finley, Bill (March 2, 2006). "Waters Accepts a Buyout From Rutgers". New York Times. Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Rutgers's Waters Will Step Down". The Washington Post. March 2, 2006. Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ McCann, Brian (April 6, 2006). "Gary Waters Named CSU Basketball Coach". Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland State University. Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Gary Waters Named Men's Basketball Coach at Cleveland State". Cleveland, Ohio: HorizonLeague.org. April 6, 2006. Archived from the original on February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ http://www.uicflames.com/documents/2016/6/28/8619_uicflames_cstv_com_ilch_m_baskbl__allleagueawards_03032008.pdf
  10. ^ "Gary Waters' Cleveland State University contract" (PDF). USA Today. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 25, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  11. ^ Maxse, Joe (October 27, 2008). "Cleveland State, Gary Waters agree to contract extension". Plain Dealer. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ Pluto, Terry (December 20, 2012). "Akron's Keith Dambrot, Cleveland State's Gary Waters are major midmajor successes". Plain Dealer. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Gary Waters gets 7-year contract". Cleveland, Ohio: ESPN.com. November 8, 2012. Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ "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. 

External links[edit]