Maryland basketball officially extends head coach Mark Turgeon
It is official: Mark Turgeon is staying with the Terrapins.
Wednesday evening, Maryland officially unveiled a contract extension for the head coach. According to the release, Turgeon has been extended through the 2025-26 season on a deal that will go active May 1, 2021.
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“We believe in Coach Turgeon and are excited about what the future holds for Maryland basketball,” said AD Damon Evans via release. “Coach is fully committed to Maryland and we are in agreement of the expectations for our program as we move forward. Coach and the staff have already been at work recruiting and building on our recent success. We all need to do our part, pulling in the same direction, pursuing a championship-level program.”
“I want to thank Damon Evans and President Pines for their continued belief in me to lead the basketball program,” Turgeon said. “Maryland is a special place and my commitment to the program has never wavered. I am extremely proud of our recent accomplishments as Big Ten champions and as NCAA Tournament qualifiers six of the last seven years and we are hungry for more. We are building great momentum heading into the 2021-22 season and I am excited for our future.”
Turgeon has guided Maryland to a .689 winning percentage since joining the B1G. That is a mark that ranks third in the conference with 82 conference wins, the fourth-most in the league since the Terps joined the B1G.
Expectations around Maryland should be high heading into the 2021-22 season. The Terrapins recently secured transfer commitments from Rhode Island PG Fatts Russell and Georgetown big man Qudus Wahab, two additions that should secure Maryland a top-20 ranking to begin the season.