Williams named men's basketball coach

Williams named men's basketball coach

SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University Director of Athletics and Recreation Dr. Gerry DiBartolo announced on Wednesday that Maurice Williams has accepted an offer to become the next head coach of the Salisbury men's basketball program.

"We are excited to have Maurice join the Sea Gull family," DiBartolo said. "He has a wealth of coaching experience that he has acquired through his career working with some of the top coaches at Division I and Division III and we couldn't be happier to see where he will take the program moving forward."

Williams returns to Salisbury, where he was an assistant coach for the 2014-15 season, helping the Sea Gulls to the program's first Capital Athletic Conference championship in 18 years and an NCAA tournament victory.

Since leaving Salisbury following the 2014-15 season, Williams served as an assistant coach at Frostburg State University, Stevenson University, and Johns Hopkins University at the Division III level, and served as an assistant at Division I Longwood University for the 2018-19 season, helping the Lancers to a nine-win improvement from the previous season.

"Thank you to Dr. DiBartolo and the search committee for putting their trust in me," Williams said. "Returning to SU is something my wife and I are very excited about, I can't wait to build relationships with our current players and connect with our alumni. I am thrilled to take on this role and lead Salisbury men's basketball and its young men into the future. Salisbury basketball has a proud history of success and I can't wait to help add to that as we quickly head to the 2019-20 season."

Williams is familiar with the CAC, having coached in the league for two years, and played three years at Frostburg State, where he was named to the All-CAC first team, leading the conference in points per game, free throw percentage, and offensive rebounding in the 2011-12 season.

Salisbury men's basketball has reached 20 wins in three of the past five seasons, playing in the NCAA tournament four times in that span.