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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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Auburn Tigers Official Athletic Site

Auburn Tigers Official Athletic Site
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:56:15 -0700

Senior Associate Athletics' Director for Academic Services Gary Waters is always looking for ways to enhance the learning opportunities for student-athletes, especially for after their time at Auburn. Athletics' Director Jay Jacobs and Dr. Waters saw ...
The Cauldron (subscription)
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:48:45 -0700

According to men's basketball head coach Gary Waters, Cole's success on the court is due to hard work and dedication. "He came off the bench for us as a freshman," Waters told the Plain Dealer in 2013. "I loved his toughness, his unselfishness and his ...
The Huntsville Times - al.com
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:52:30 -0700

PELHAM, Alabama -- The City of Pelham is anticipating next year's completion of a sidewalk project from Pelham High School along Bearden Road and elsewhere in the area. The Pelham City Council tonight gave approval for Mayor Gary Waters to execute ...
Shelby County Reporter
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:03:45 -0700

... President Debbie Parrott said, noting attendants will be served by six “celebrity waiters,” including Pelham Mayor Gary Waters, ABC 33/40 meteorologist Meaghan Thomas and Pelham police officer and driving force behind Carly's Law, Dustin Chandler.


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 ...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:11:15 -0700

... recently approved one-year moratorium on certain businesses and the city's budget for the new fiscal year. Attendees are welcome to ask questions during the gathering featuring Mayor Gary Waters and members of the City Council. View/Post Comments ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga Times Free Press
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:08:41 -0700

Getting the city out of the picture should save the school district about $1 million, if it buys the North River YMCA, Assistant Superintendent Gary Waters said. “It was something that we needed to get out of the way, if we ever needed to purchase the ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:30:17 -0700

Cleveland State, which finished last season 21-12, 12-4, is a likely favorite this season, as four of five starters return for head coach Gary Waters, including junior power forward Anton Grady (10.4 points, 6.8 rebounds a game) from Cleveland Central ...

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