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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 62)
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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51 news items

On The Banks (blog)
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:16:10 -0700

Fans will celebrate names like Tim Pernetti, Greg Schiano and Jim Delany, but the secret hero is almost never remembered — former Rutgers basketball coach Gary Waters and his 2004 Scarlet Knights lit the fuse that ended up with the RU in the Big Ten.
The Plain Dealer
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:51:15 -0700

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland State Vikings might have crept up on the Horizon League for a second-place finish for the 2013-2014 season, but head coach Gary Waters is well aware that the target will be on the backs of the Vikings as the HL ...
Pelham Reporter
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:41:15 -0700

PELHAM—As part of nationally recognized Child Abuse Awareness Month, Pelham Mayor Gary Waters proclaimed April 20 through 26 as Parental Alienation Prevention Week and April 25 as Parental Alienation Awareness Day during an April 7 City Council ...
The Plain Dealer
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:47:46 -0700

So Gary Waters at Cleveland State and Rob Senderoff at Kent State were glad to spread the news about their basketball recruits who officially signed letters of intent Wednesday. The Akron Zips expected two, but as of late Wednesday afternoon they were ...
al.com (blog)
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:17:21 -0700

PELHAM, Alabama -- The Pelham Business Council will have its latest quarterly meeting at 11 a.m. on April 22 at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena. Mayor Gary Waters and the City Council are inviting Pelham business owners and others interested in ...
Pelham Reporter
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:07:30 -0700

... church and the community, including presentations from the many people whose lives Shaw has touched and a retirement reception in which the Pelham Mayor Gary Waters will present Shaw with the key to the city and declare May as “Mike Shaw Month.”.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:33:45 -0700

But Pelham mayor Gary Waters told CBS42 the solution isn't dredging the creek or widening the drainage ditch. “It's human nature when you have a calamity like that to want to blame somebody, but there's really no one to blame in this case, because the ...
On The Banks (blog)
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:08:07 -0700

Mulcahy had to settle on his next choice, Gary Waters, a basketball coach hot off a Kent State run to the Sweet Sixteen with no New Jersey ties. At the initial press conference, Waters was a man who preached healing the team by giving hugs and having ...

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