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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
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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Alabama's News Leader
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:34:42 -0700

A cancer surviver will among the people asking the Pelham city council tonight to re-consider a smoking ban. The last time councillors considered on was in 2010. Mayor Gary Waters says there has not been enough support to insittute a ban in years past.

Shelby County Reporter

Shelby County Reporter
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0700

... including Gary Palmer, Republican nomination for Alabama's 6th Congressional District, Alabama State Board of Education member Mary Scott Hunter, radio personality Matt Murphy, Pelham Mayor Gary Waters and Pelham City Councilman Ron Scott.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:52:42 -0700

Pelham Mayor Gary Waters is rejoining the fundraiser after participating last year. Alabama school board member Mary Scott Hunter of Huntsville has committed to the cause. Radio talk show host Matt Murphy agreed to jump once donations reached $50,000.


Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:13:59 -0700

Cleveland State landed its first commitment in the Class of 2015 Sunday and they didn't have to leave the state to do so, with 6-foot-6 forward Jibri Blount verbally committing to Gary Waters' program according to David Cassilo of Cleveland.com. Blount ...
Cleveland Leader
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:30:00 -0700

While Gary Waters should be applauded for his efforts for rescuing the Cleveland State Basketball program from the abyss the expectations that go along with a winning program have seemed to bring a little dread to the fan base. Losing three valuable ...
Alabama's News Leader
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:07:28 -0700

"If it saves one person's life, I think it'll be worth it," Castello said. We also spoke with Pelham Mayor, Gary Waters. He says the idea of a smoking ordinance has circulated before, but never passed. The Castello's group, "Smoke Free Pelham" plans to ...
Cullman Times Online
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:46:00 -0700

Many public notables will be jumping including U.S. Congressional candidate, Gary Palmer; Mayor Gary Waters (Pelham); Jeffco Commission President David Carrington; Alabama State School Board Member Mary Hunter (District 8); radio personality, Matt ...


The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:01:58 -0700

"I believe we have added a solid combo-guard who can shoot from the perimeter, defend and also distribute the ball," head coach Gary Waters said in a release. "Kaza will bring experience to a team that lost three experienced players and we expect him ...

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