Maryland Terrapins men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon steps down after 10-plus seasons

Mark Turgeon is stepping down immediately as Maryland men's basketball coach.

Danny Manning will be the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

The athletic director at Maryland said that a coaching change was the best move. He has dedicated a decade of his life to the University of Maryland and has been a great coach.

A national search for a new coach would take place after this season, as the school said that Turgeon would step down as a mutual decision.

Turgeon has been the head coach of the Maryland basketball team for 10 years and has a record of 226-116, with five NCAA tournament appearances and a Big Ten title.

Turgeon said in a statement that he and his family would step down immediately as the head coach of Maryland Basketball. I have always preached that Maryland Basketball is bigger than one person. A new voice will guide the team after I leave.

I am proud of what we have accomplished in Maryland Basketball, and I have devoted myself to it for the last 10 seasons. It is through the combined effort of our coaches and players that we have been able to maintain consistent success in a sport that is ultra-competitive. I am very grateful to have worked with you.

Manning played for Turgeon at Kansas in the 1980s. He was the head coach at Wake Forest for six seasons and was fired after the 2020 season with a 78-111 mark and just one NCAA tournament appearance.

Evans said that they were fortunate that Turgeon had a group of outstanding coaches. "Coach Manning has been a head coach at the highest level and we have the utmost confidence in his abilities to lead this program."