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Gary Waters
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Cleveland State
Biographical details
Born (1951-08-15) August 15, 1951 (age 64)
Highland Park, Michigan
Playing career
1972–1974 Ferris State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1989 Ferris State (asst.)
1989–1993 Eastern Michigan (asst.)
1993–1996 Eastern Michigan (assoc.)
1996–2001 Kent State
2001–2006 Rutgers
2006–present Cleveland State
Accomplishments and honors
MAC Regular Season Championship (2001)
MAC Tournament Championship (1999, 2001)
Horizon League Regular Season Championship (2011)
Horizon League Tournament Championship (2009)
MAC Coach of the Year (1999, 2000)
Horizon League Coach of the Year (2008)

Gary Steven Waters (born August 15, 1951) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Cleveland State University. Waters was named the 14th head basketball coach at Cleveland State University on April 6, 2006.[1] Gary S. Waters is a Detroit, Michigan native and a 1969 graduate of Mackenzie High School; he is also a member of the Ferris State University Hall of Fame.[2] He previously coached at Rutgers University, guiding the Scarlet Knights to the NIT tournament final in 2004. Waters announced his resignation from Rutgers on March 1, 2006.[3] He officially resigned after he coached his last game for Rutgers on March 16, 2006.[4] He is married to the former Bernadette Amos, with two children.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Kent State (Mid-American Conference) (1996–2001)
1996–97 Kent State 9–18 7–11 7th
1997–98 Kent State 13–17 9–9 T–2nd (East)
1998–99 Kent State 23–7 13–5 2nd (East) NCAA First Round
1999–00 Kent State 23–8 13–5 2nd (East) NIT Quarterfinals
2000–01 Kent State 24–10 13–5 1st (East) NCAA Second Round
Kent State: 92–60 (.605) 55–35 (.611)
Rutgers (Big East Conference) (2001–2006)
2001–02 Rutgers 18–13 8–8 5th (West) NIT First Round
2002–03 Rutgers 12–16 4–12 7th (West)
2003–04 Rutgers 20–13 7–9 T–8th NIT Runner Up
2004–05 Rutgers 10–19 2–14 12th
2005–06 Rutgers 19–14 7–9 T–9th NIT First Round
Rutgers: 79–75 (.513) 28–52 (.350)
Cleveland State (Horizon League) (2006–present)
2006–07 Cleveland State 10–21 3–13 9th
2007–08 Cleveland State 21–13 12–6 T–2nd NIT First Round
2008–09 Cleveland State 26–11 12–6 T–3rd NCAA Second Round
2009–10 Cleveland State 16–17 10–8 T–4th
2010–11 Cleveland State 27–9 13–5 T–1st NIT Second Round
2011–12 Cleveland State 22–11 12–6 2nd NIT First Round
2012–13 Cleveland State 14–18 5–11 T–7th
2013–14 Cleveland State 21–12 12–4 2nd CIT First Round
2014–15 Cleveland State 19–15 11–5 T–3rd CIT Second Round
Cleveland State: 176–127 (.581) 90–66 (.577)
Total: 347–262 (.570)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ [1] Gary Waters Named CSU Basketball Coach. Accessed March 25, 2007.
  2. ^ [2] Ferris State University Bulldog Hall of Fame - Gary Waters. Accessed March 25, 2007.
  3. ^ [3] Rutgers's Waters Will Step Down. Accessed March 25, 2007.
  4. ^ [4] Rutgers Rally Falls Short at St. Joseph's, 71–62. Accessed March 25, 2007.

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On The Banks (blog)
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:07:13 -0700

In the summer of 2005, Fred Hill was hired away from Villanova to be Gary Waters' lead recruiting assistant, and-rumors said-head coach in waiting. It was a move that was mostly celebrated by the Rutgers community, and appeared to be a move that would ...


Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:55:12 -0700

The month after the final vote to eliminate public administration, athletic director Jay Jacobs and associate AD for academics Gary Waters met with Boosinger. In that meeting, they lobbied to preserve public administration, and offered money from the ...


Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:52:30 -0700

Local leaders like Pelham Mayor Gary Waters and Shelby County Manager Alex Dudchock talked about how much local economic impact the park has, which they say is literally millions on the surrounding areas. But if the parks close, it will have a much ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Crain's Cleveland Business
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:44:40 -0700

5 doubleheader in which the women will host Bowling Green and the men will face head coach Gary Waters' former team, Kent State. The partnership also includes the Cavs taking over the bookings of the Wolstein Center for concerts, shows and other ...


Wed, 27 May 2015 08:56:15 -0700

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland State basketball coach Gary Waters is not despondent, but is hard at work looking to find new pieces to his puzzle. It was not that long ago when he believed CSU had the ingredients for a special team this coming season.


Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:15:00 -0700

Cleveland State coach Gary Waters is back in New Jersey for tonight's matchup with NJIT in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT). The former Rutgers coach won't get a chance to return to his old stomping grounds about 30 miles ...

Shelby County Reporter

Shelby County Reporter
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:45:45 -0700

Town hall meeting attendees also heard from Pelham Police Chief Larry Palmer, Pelham Mayor Gary Waters and Superintendent Dr. Scott Coefield. Palmer warned the citizens about recent car break-ins and credit card fraud the department has encountered ...


Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:56:15 -0700

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The tough postseason for Cleveland State head basketball coach Gary Waters and the Vikings is drawing to an end. But the stream of grins and happy faces of players that float in and out of CSU's basketball office, high-fiving new ...

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