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Gary Waters
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Cleveland State
Conference Horizon League
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
2015–16 Cleveland State 9–23 4–14 9th
Cleveland State: 185–150 (.552) 94–80 (.540)
Total: 356–285 (.555)

      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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Shelby County Reporter

Shelby County Reporter
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:30:00 -0700

When it is completed, I personally think it will change Pelham for the better.” Pelham Mayor Gary Waters and Board of Education President Rick Rhoades also spoke during the ceremony. They thanked everyone involved with the project who helped to make it ...


Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:28:44 -0800

CSU head coach Gary Waters points to Cleveland State Vikings guard Andre Yates (1) missing a shoe in a game between the Cleveland State University Vikings and the University of Toledo Rockets at the Wolstein Center on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

The Guardian

The Guardian
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:01:28 -0700

There would be a balance between the executive – who has detailed knowledge of the organisation – and the non-executive who can challenge and ask questions. Photograph: Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images ...


Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:45:00 -0700

"Gavin fulfills our need for an experienced point guard," CSU coach Gary Waters said in a release. "He adds the ability to score as a point guard and can also get others involved. "He had a phenomenal season at Laramie County and we look forward to him ...
KTVQ Billings News
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:38:05 -0700

Kimbrough came to Nevada after nine seasons from 2006-14 as an assistant under head coach Gary Waters at Cleveland State. During that time he helped the Vikings to a pair of Horizon League Championships, one NCAA tournament, three NIT trips and a ...

The Detroit News

The Detroit News
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:23:21 -0700

He was an assistant at every level in Michigan – Albion College (Division III), Hillsdale College and Wayne State (Division II) and Michigan State (1996-2001) before taking his first head coaching job at Kent State, where he replaced Gary Waters ...

Shelby County Reporter

Shelby County Reporter
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:40:09 -0700

“Mayor (Gary) Waters is a huge Jimmy Buffett fan, and we work closely with the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre,” said Paula Holly, the city executive administrative assistant. “We just thought this was a great way to celebrate.” Buffett is best known for his ...

Waiting For Next Year

Waiting For Next Year
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:41:41 -0800

An Earl Peterson jumper got the Ramblers within four, but that's as close as they would get. Hasbargen and Yates each sank two free throws in the final minute to secure the Vikings' first road win of the season — and the 350th of Gary Waters' career.

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