According to a press release, Maryland has signed an extension with head coach Mark Turgeon through the 2022-’23 season. The news comes as Turgeon is preparing to enter his sixth season as head coach of the Terps.
Turgeon became the Maryland head coach in 2011 and has completed five seasons with the Terrapins. Maryland made the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two seasons under Turgeon, including a Sweet 16 trip last year. He has compiled 114 total wins since taking over the program.
While the first three seasons of Turgeon’s tenure were rough (23-39 conference record), he has really turned things around and developed one of the most consistent programs in the Big Ten. Maryland won 55 games over the last two years and has been recruiting at an impressive level.
With the extension, Turgeon is now signed as Maryland’s head coach for the next six seasons. If Turgeon remains at Maryland for the duration of the contract, he would be 57 years old and would be in good position to become one of the longest tenured coaches in Maryland history. The current leaders are H. Burton Shipley and Gary Williams, who were head coaches at Maryland for 22 and 24 years respectively.
This season appears to be a transitional year for the Terrapins with so many players departing this offseason, but if Turgeon can find a way to remain successful, it would just be more evidence toward his success with the Terps.