|Alma Mater:||Southern New Hampshire '99|
Orlando "Bino" Ranson was hired as an assistant coach at Maryland in the summer of 2010 and is now entering his eighth season in College Park, including the seventh on the staff of head coach Mark Turgeon. During his time with Turgeon, Ranson and the Terps have collected 114 wins, the most in a five-year span in program history.
Ranson played a major part in helping lead the Terps to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the Sweet Sixteen during the 2015-16 season. It marked the Terps’ longest run in the NCAA Tournament since 2003. In the 2015-16 season, Maryland started 15-1 – the best start in program history and finished the campaign with a 27-9 overall record No. 12 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
"Bino has done an outstanding job in identifying and developing talented basketball players,” said Turgeon. “He has strong connections throughout the country and helped expand our recruiting area during our transition to the Big Ten. Bino has worked hard and has developed into a very good coach.”
The Terps have won 79 games the past three seasons, adding up to the second-most wins in school history over a three-year span. Ranson has helped lead the Terps to three 24-plus regular season-win seasons, while the Terrapins were also ranked in the Associated Press top-25 for 36 consecutive weeks, including 20 weeks in the top-10.
In their inaugural season in the Big Ten (2014-15), Ranson and the Terrapins posted a school record 26 regular season wins en route to advancing to the NCAA Tournament.
Ranson played a major role in helping Maryland sign five consecutive top-25 recruiting classes in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He played a lead role in signing center Diamond Stone (Milwaukee, Wisc.) – a McDonald’s All-American who was rated as a consensus top 10 player by a myriad of national recruiting services. Stone went on to be drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft and currently plays for the Chicago Bulls. In addition, Ranson directed the recruiting efforts for Darryl Morsell, a four-star recruit out of Mount Saint Joseph’s High School in Baltimore.
In 2016, Ranson led the recruiting efforts for consensus four-star forward Justin Jackson, who played high school basketball at national power Findlay Prep as a junior before finishing his high school career at Hill Academy in Ontario, where he was named a First Team All-Star in the Ontario Scholastics Basketball Association. He was also a member of the Canadian U-19 national team that participated at the 2015 FIBA World Championships in Greece.
Ranson has strong ties to the Baltimore-Washington area, having coached for two seasons at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore.
He came to Maryland after one season as an assistant at Xavier, during which the Musketeers went 26-9 and reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. In his lone season on the staff of Maryland head coach Gary Williams in 2010-11, the Terrapins went 19-14. Ranson has had a winning season in each of his 11 seasons as an assistant coach.
He spent two years as an administrative assistant at Loyola University on the staff of long-time Maryland assistant and current Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos.
Prior to Xavier, Ranson was an assistant coach at James Madison for one season, helping the Dukes to a 21-15 mark, the most wins by JMU in a season since 1992-93. The Dukes advanced in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament for the first time since 2003 and their berth in the College Insiders.com Tournament marked their first postseason appearance since 1994.
Ranson also worked for Matt Brady at Marist University for three seasons. The Red Foxes were 62-33 in those three seasons and won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season in 2007. That season, Marist won at Oklahoma State in the Postseason NIT.
Considered an outstanding recruiter, he helped bring in excellent classes at James Madison, Marist and Xavier. Ranson helped land Jay Gavin at Marist, who went on to become the MAAC Rookie of the Year.
Ranson coached at St. Frances Academy for two seasons before joining the Loyola staff. He handled St. Frances' junior-varsity program, directing the 2003-04 team to a 24-5 record, titles in the MIAA and the Baltimore Catholic League. He also founded Team Baltimore, one of the top AAU programs in the Northeast.
Among the players Ranson worked with at the AAU level are Sean Mosley and Juan Dixon of Maryland, Ricky Harris of Massachusetts, Jermaine Dixon of Pittsburgh and Donte Greene of Syracuse.
A 1999 graduate of Southern New Hampshire with a B.S. in sports management, Ranson completed his collegiate career as one of the top players in the history of the school. He ranked seventh in career scoring (1,899 points), fifth in assists (598) and fourth in 3-point field goals (226) after lettering for four seasons. He was inducted into the school's hall of fame in January 2007.
Ranson and his wife, Shannon, have two sons; BJ and Bradshaw.