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Maryland Terrapins parting ways with Mark Turgeon

Terrapins Mark Turgeon

The Maryland Terrapins are parting ways with longtime basketball coach Mark Turgeon. Maryland Athletics announced the split in a statement Friday afternoon.

The statement said that Turgeon stepped down from his head coach position in the mutual decision. It also included a quote from Turgeon:

“After several in depth conversations with Damon (the Director of Athletics), I have decided that the best thing for Maryland Basketball, myself and my family is to step down, effective immediately, as the head coach of Maryland Basketball,” said Turgeon. “I have always preached that Maryland Basketball is bigger than any one individual. My departure will enable a new voice to guide the team moving forward.

Turgeon also said that it was an honor to coach the Terrapins men’s basketball team. He passed this honor on to his Assistant Coach Danny Manning. He will begin his interim head coaching position this Sunday in the team’s home court matchup against Northwestern.

Prior to one of many successful seasons as the Terrapins head coach, Turgeon discussed the upcoming 2019-2020 season on Marching to Madness podcast.

Turgeon had great success with the Terrapins. In over ten years, the head coach had a .661 record with 226 wins and 116 losses. He also led the team to winning records throughout ten years and multiple championships.