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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 63)
Highland Park, Michigan
Playing career
1972–1974 Ferris State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Ferris State (asst.)
Eastern Michigan (asst.)
Eastern Michigan (assoc.)
Kent State
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
1999–2000 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 0–0 0–0
Cleveland State: 157–112 (.584) 79–61 (.564)
Total: 328–247 (.570)

      National 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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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:09:30 -0700

This will be a season, no matter how it plays out, that many Cleveland State Vikings fans will ponder "What If". What if the team still had Bryn Forbes, Junior Lomomba, and Ike Nwamu? That would probably be the most loaded mid-major basketball team in ...

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:26:15 -0800

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:45:00 -0800

Mayor Gary Waters declined to comment about the case itself. He said the settlement resulted from mediation. "The city is not paying anything beyond what our insurance coverage is providing," Waters said. He would not disclose a specific dollar amount ...

The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:15:00 -0800

Grady went to the training room and soon returned to the bench. This gave head coach Gary Waters ample minutes to develop his post reserves, Demonte Flannigan and Aaron Scales. But when JSU closed a 21-point CSU lead down to 53-42 with 5:51 to go, ...

St. Catharines Standard

St. Catharines Standard
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:56:23 -0700

Gary Waters men's wear traces its origins to its namesake managing the 700-square-foot Brill and Bun at the Pen Centre from 1960 to 1971. By September 1971, Waters had bought the store, renamed it and worked on higher-end men's wear designs and ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0800

Ninth-year coach Gary Waters admitted the loss of Forbes and suspension of Lee were on his mind going into this season. “I was a little concerned, but not worried,” Waters said after the victory over Tiffin. “So far, our guard play has been very good.”.

Waiting For Next Year

Waiting For Next Year
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:12:26 -0800

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The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:00:01 -0800

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- One week before tipoff to the 2014-2015 college basketball season and Cleveland State is just about where head coach Gary Waters expects the Vikings to be. With a healthy and deep squad around him, the veteran coach is putting a ...

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