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March 28, 2017

Gary Waters retires from Cleveland State Basketball

After 11 years at Cleveland State University, Gary Waters retired on March 7 as head coach of the men’s basketball team.

Waters, 65, began his stint at Cleveland State in April, 2006. A mere two years later Waters was named Horizon League coach of the year.

While at Cleveland State, he compiled an overall record of 194-172, which included an appearance in the second round of the 2009 NCAA basketball tournament.

Waters’s best year was 2010-11, when the basketball team finished with a record of 27-9. The team went to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Waters retires from Cleveland State as the winningest coach in school history.

According to Assistant AD Greg Murphy, plans for a celebration honoring Gary Waters’ time and achievements are in progress.


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