16 years, numerous titles for U.-Md. under Debbie Yow

Debbie Yow has been the University of Maryland's athletic director since 1994. She is returning to her home state.
Saturday, June 26, 2010

Highlights of Debbie Yow's tenure

at the University of Maryland

Aug. 15, 1994: Named athletic director at Maryland. Becomes the first female athletic director in the ACC.

Dec. 6, 1994: Announces that football coach Mark Duffner will return for a fourth season, despite a 9-24 record at Maryland.

Nov. 25, 1996: Fires Duffner after five seasons and a 20-35 record.

Dec. 3, 1996: Hires Ron Vanderlinden as football coach.

Nov. 13, 1997: Two university committees recommend building a new arena to replace aging Cole Field House.

Dec. 20, 1999: Signs Vanderlinden to a two-year contract extension despite a 10-23 record after three seasons at Maryland.

Nov. 19, 2000: Fires Vanderlinden as football coach after four seasons and a 15-29 record.

Nov. 29, 2000: Hires Ralph Friedgen as football coach. He leads Maryland to the ACC title (7-1 in conference) and the Orange Bowl in his first season.

March 24, 2001: Men's basketball team defeats No.1-seed Stanford, advances to Final Four for first time.

April 1, 2002: Men's basketball team defeats Indiana for NCAA title


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