Gary Williams Gets Extension Through 2013

Jarrett CarterAnalyst ISeptember 21, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 19:  Head Coach Gary Williams of the Maryland Terrapins yells from the sideline in the first half of their first round game against the California Golden Bears in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 19, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Gary Williams, the much maligned coach of the Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team has received a one-year extension through 2013, the UMD athletic department announced today.

Williams’ current contract includes automatic extensions for achieving benchmark standards by the Terrapins both athletically and academically. This extension takes the term of his contract through June 30, 2013.

In other words, Williams’ 2009 recruiting class has four years to graduate, and if possible, make some serious noise in the tournament (a Sweet 16 appearance would be nice). It will be interesting to see if they make good on the ultimatum.