Former Maryland men’s basketball coach Gary Williams will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame at a ceremony on May 5.

“Gary’s contributions to the Washington, DC basketball community are tremendous,” said Bob Geoghan, founder of the Hall of Fame. “I can’t think of anyone locally who deserves this type of recognition and award more.”

Williams is already a member of the University of Maryland Alumni Hall of Fame, University of Maryland Sports Hall of Fame, Greater Washington Sports Hall of Champions and the Baltimore Sports Legends Museum Hall of Legends.

The ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. on May 5 at the Capital Hilton. Tickets can be purchased online at or by e-mailing Ann Marie Parish at