Mark Turgeon is entering his sixth season at the helm of the University of Maryland men’s basketball team after leading the Terrapins to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament and their first berth in the Sweet 16 since 2003. Turgeon, who has won 25 or more games in three different seasons with the Terrapins, owns a 371-219 (.629) overall record in 18 seasons as a Division I head coach. He signed a four-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season on Oct. 27, 2016.
In his first five seasons at Maryland, Turgeon has compiled a 114-59 (.659) record – the most wins for a head coach in his first five years in program history. Turgeon's last two campaigns have added up to the second-most wins in school history over a two-year span (55). He has had the Terrapins ranked in the Associated Press top-25 for 35 consecutive weeks, including 20 weeks in the top-10. Maryland had previously not been ranked in the top-10 since Feb. 3, 2003, a span of 12 seasons.
Orlando "Bino" Ranson was hired as an assistant coach at Maryland in the summer of 2010 and is now entering his seventh season in College Park, including the sixth on the staff of head coach Mark Turgeon. During his time with Turgeon, Ranson and the Terps have collected 114 wins, the most in a five-year span in program history.
Ranson played a major part in helping lead the Terps to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the Sweet Sixteen during the 2015-16 season. It marked the Terps’ longest run in the NCAA Tournament since 2003. In the 2015-16 season, Maryland started 15-1 – the best start in program history and finished the campaign with a 27-9 overall record No. 12 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Dustin Clark is entering his sixth year with the Maryland men’s basketball program and was promoted to assistant coach on Mark Turgeon’s staff on November 27, 2013. He previously served as Maryland’s director of basketball operations during his first two seasons at College Park.
As a key member of the Terps’ coaching staff in 2014-15, Clark led Maryland to a school record 26 regular season wins in its inaugural season in the Big Ten and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The following season (2015-16), Clark played an instrumental role in the Terps capturing 27 wins as Maryland advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 13 seasons.
Cliff Warren was named assistant coach by head coach Mark Turgeon on May 20, 2014. In each of his two seasons with the Terps, Warren led Maryland to the NCAA Tournament. Last season, Warren and the Terps made the program’s first Sweet 16 appearance since 2003.
A collegiate coach for more than two decades, Warren originally joined the Terps as the director of basketball operations in April, 2014 before Turgeon promoted him to assistant coach. Prior to joining Maryland, Warren spent the previous nine seasons as head coach at Jacksonville University.
A 2008 graduate of the University of Maryland, Nima Omidvar joined the Maryland basketball program as its director of basketball operations in 2014. With over a decade of coaching experience at the collegiate and high school ranks, Omidvar has played an integral role on teams that have advanced to six consecuitve NCAA Tournaments (Maryland, NC State, Bowie State).
“Nima has been a great addition to our staff and it’s always exciting to have a member of the Terrapin family," head coach Mark Turgeon said. "His coaching experience combined with his passion for Maryland and inroads he has made in our community through his background in grassroots basketball has made him an outstanding fit for our program."
Mark Bialkoski begins his second season as video director for the men’s basketball team.
In his first season at Maryland, the Terps won 27 games, finished No. 12 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and reached the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003.