Cleveland State names Waters head coach
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Former Rutgers head coach Gary Waters was
announced as the new head coach at Cleveland State University on Thursday.
Waters takes over for Mike Garland, who resigned March 31st after leading the
Vikings to a 10-18 record last season, including a 5-11 mark in Horizon League
The 54-year-old Waters took over the Scarlet Knights in 2001, compiling a
79-75 record and three NIT appearances over that span. In ’03, he guided
Rutgers to a 20-13 mark and a berth into the NIT championship game, where it
eventually fell to Michigan. This past season, The Scarlet Knights went 19-14,
making it to the second round of the NIT.
Waters greatest success, though, came at Kent State, where he compiled a 92-60
record over five seasons, including two appearances in the NCAA Tournament,
during the 1998-99 and 2000-01 seasons.
In 10 seasons as a head coach, Waters has a 171-135 record at Kent State and