Turgeon, who came to College Park after directing Texas A&M to four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament, led Maryland to a 17-15 record in 2011-12. At A&M, he posted a 97-40 record in four seasons and was named the Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year honors in both 2010 and 2011. He is the only coach in Big 12 history with at least 24 victories in each of his four seasons.
In the area of recruiting, Turgeon saw immediate dividends for his efforts as his first class at Maryland was ranked as a consensus top 20 group.
Turgeon, 47, replaced longtime Terrapin head coach Gary Williams, who announced his retirement in May of 2011 after 22 seasons at Maryland.
"We're thrilled to bring Mark to the University, where I'm sure he will continue to build on the great legacy and success of Maryland Basketball," director of athletics Kevin Anderson said at the time of Turgeon's hiring. "In Mark, we have brought one of the outstanding young coaches in the country, and one who has a proven record of achievement on and off the court. We couldn't be more excited."
Turgeon is 267-174 after 14 seasons overall as a head coach. In seven years at Wichita State, he built the Shockers into a power in the Missouri Valley Conference, earning the league title and an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2006. In that NCAA Tournament, Wichita State beat Seton Hall and Tennessee before losing to eventual Final Four participant George Mason.
He went 128-89 at Wichita State (2000-07), posting the third-most wins in school history. The Shockers went to three straight NITs from 2003 to 2005 in addition to the 2006 NCAAs, the first time WSU had four straight postseason appearances in 40 years.
He began his head-coaching career at Jacksonville State, going 17-11 in his final season there (1999-2000) after going 8-18 in his first year.
Turgeon was an assistant at Kansas for five seasons, first under Larry Brown (1987-88) and then under Roy Williams (1988-92). The Jayhawks made the NCAA Tournament in four of those seasons, winning the national championship in 1988 and finishing second in 1991. KU also won Big Eight titles in 1991 and 1992 with Turgeon on staff.
He was the top assistant under Jerry Green at Oregon from 1992-97 and was an assistant coach under Brown with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1997-98 before taking the head coaching position at Jacksonville State.
A point guard at Kansas from 1984-87, Turgeon was the first player in Jayhawks history to play in four straight NCAA Tournaments. KU went 108-33 under Brown in that stretch. Turgeon served as team captain in his junior and senior seasons, leading the Jayhawks to the 1986 NCAA Final Four.
As a student-athlete, he was selected to the Big Eight All-Academic Team in 1986 and was a Big Eight All-Freshman pick in 1984. He earned a bachelor of science degree in personnel administration from Kansas in 1987.
A native of Topeka, Kan., Turgeon led Hayden High School to back-to-back Class 4A state titles in 1982 and 1983, earning all-tournament honors each year. A first team all-state pick as a senior, Hayden went 47-3 in his high-school career.
In the summer of 2008, Turgeon was inducted into the Topeka Sports Hall of Fame.
Turgeon ("TURGE-in") is married to the former Ann Fowler of Chicago, Ill, and they have two sons - William Harris and Leo - and a daughter, Ella.
|UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (Assistant Coach)|
|1987-88||Larry Brown||27-11||NCAA Champions|
|1989-90||Roy Williams||30-5||NCAA Second Round|
|1990-91||Roy Williams||27-8||NCAA Runner-Up|
|1991-92||Roy Williams||27-5||NCAA Second Round|
|UNIVERSITY OF OREGON (Assistant Coach)|
|1994-95||Jerry Green||19-9||NCAA First Round|
|1996-97||Jerry Green||17-11||NIT First Round|
|PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (Assistant Coach)|
|JACKSONVILLE STATE (Head Coach / 25-29, 2 Seasons)|
|WICHITA STATE (Head Coach / 128-90, 7 Seasons)|
|2002-03||18-12||NIT Opening Round|
|2003-04||21-11||NIT First Round|
|2004-05||22-10||NIT Second Round|
|2005-06 (MVC Coach of the Year)||26-9||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|TEXAS A&M (Head Coach / 97-40, 4 Seasons)|
|2007-08||25-11||NCAA Second Round|
|2008-09||24-10||NCAA Second Round|
|2009-10 (Big 12 Coach of the Year)||24-10||NCAA Second Round|
|2010-11 (Big 12 Coach of the Year)||24-9||NCAA Second Round|
|UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND (Head Coach / 17-15, 1 Season)|
|14 Seasons as Head Coach / 267-174 / 8 Postseasons|