|Position:||Dir. of Basketball Operations|
Troy Wainwright, the assistant director of athletics for men's basketball, is in his 15th year as a member of Gary Williams' staff. He is an essential part of the success of the team, both on and off the court, and is responsible for the administration of the basketball office.
Wainwright is responsible for all internal operations of the basketball program and serves as a liaison to the athletics department. He is involved in the day-to-day operations of the team, including budgetary matters, team travel, on-campus housing and dining contracts. In addition, Wainwright is responsible for non-conference scheduling and works with the conference office to coordinate the Terps' ACC schedule.
A native of Berlin, Md., Wainwright has played an integral role in the Terps' success since his arrival. The Terps have appeared in the NCAA Tournament nine times, won the NCAA championship in 2002 and captured the ACC title in 2004. Maryland has averaged over 20 wins during his seasons with the team, despite playing the second-toughest schedule in the nation in 2005, the third-most difficult in 2002 and the fifth-most arduous in 1998.
In 2003, 1998 and 1999 the Terps advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, and in 1999, Maryland won 28 games and was ranked fifth in the nation. In 2001, the Terps advanced to the Final Four and were ranked No. 4 in final rankings by USA Today/ESPN, and in 2002 the Maryland basketball family captured its first-ever national championship and finished with a No. 1 ranking.
Among Wainwright's chief responsibilities is the administration of team travel plans. Wainwright coordinates all transportation (air and ground) as well as hotel accommodations. During his tenure, Wainwright has successfully coordinated travel to 10 NCAA Tournaments, 14 ACC Tournaments, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Madison Square Garden, as well as every regular-season game.
Wainwright successfully directed the Terrapins up and down the East Coast during the 2002 NCAA championship run, to Nashville and San Antonio as part of Maryland's 2003 Sweet Sixteen campaign, and to Denver for a school-record 11th straight NCAA appearance in 2004.
During the summer of 2004, Wainwright played an integral role in coordinating travel for the Terrapins during a 12-day, five-game tour of Italy.
Wainwright serves as the director of the annual Gary Williams Golf Tournament that raises money to endow scholarships for the basketball program. The tournament has raised more than $300,000 during the years since Wainwright's arrival. As tournament director, Wainwright helps solicit sponsorships and participants, and helps with event management on the day of the event. In addition, he coordinates team and individual player awards and a silent auction.
Wainwright also serves as the co-director of the Gary Williams Basketball Camp each summer. He helps coordinate virtually every aspect of the camp including housing, meals and camp speakers. The recent Gary Williams camps were the largest in its history, attracting more than 1,200 overnight campers each over a three-week period in each of the last four summers.
Wainwright was a sociology major at the University of Maryland and went on to work as an account manager with the Washington Bullets from 1992-1994. He then served as an advertising account executive at the Washington Times from 1994-96. He completed a degree at University of Maryland, University College, in 2004.
Wainwright completed a master's degree in management from UMUC in May 2008.
Wainwright served as head manager for the basketball team during Williams' first season at Maryland, 1990, and accompanied the Terps as they advanced to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. He served as an assistant manager for the three years preceding Williams' arrival in College Park.