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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 11–9 5–1
Cleveland State: 168–121 (.581) 84–62 (.575)
Total: 339–256 (.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, 20 Jan 2015 13:56:15 -0800

PISCATAWAY — Gary Waters has many positive memories from his five seasons coaching at Rutgers, but one moment stands out above the rest for the now-Cleveland State head coach. "What stands out is our trip to Madison Square Garden, I remember ...

Waiting For Next Year

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:26:15 -0800

Gary Waters, when asked if he had any comment on the officiating: “No, can't do that.” The fans could, and the refs were booed off the floor. During a timeout promotion that featured a three-point contest between two fans, a ball bounced into the ...
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:30:00 -0800

Mayor Gary Waters, City Council President Rick Hayes and Deputy Police Chief Larry Palmer have denied requests made by Alabama Media Group to release the report. All cited recommendations from the city's legal counsel in denying the request.


Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:44:58 -0800

I respect his decision and I support his decision," Pelham Mayor Gary Waters said. "I'm pleased for him. Any public servant that reaches retirement age and has the ability to go out on his own two feet, I think it's a good thing," he continued. Some ...


Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:22:30 -0800

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- VCU coach Shaka Smart and lots of other people around campus remind Treveon Graham on a regular basis that he could leave college as the career scoring leader for the Rams. While Graham admits that it's hard not to think about it ...


Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:27:15 -0800

"You knew that wasn't going to last forever,'' coach Gary Waters said of Lewis' four-game drought. "He needed to hit a few and start to feel comfortable." Still, the victory came at a cost as guards Andre Yates and Terrell Hales left the game with ...
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:41:12 -0800

"We'll take it,'' CSU coach Gary Waters said of the Vikings perch in the standings. "But we have got to stay healthy." Akron Zips (12-5, 3-1): Home court success has been very good for the Zips as they knocked off previously undefeated Bowling Green ...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:19:00 -0800

“We knew he wasn't going to be struggling for a long time,” CSU coach Gary Waters said. “He had a breakout game and it was especially nice to see him hit seven 3s.” Charlie Lee added 14 points and Anton Grady had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the ...

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