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