- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 4, 2003

Former Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell suddenly retired from Georgia State yesterday, just nine days after his 71st birthday and midway through his 41st season. Here are the career highlights of Driesell, whose 786 victories rank fifth all-time in Division I, third among active coaches.
1960 Named Davidson's coach at 28 after winning 57 straight games and a state title at Newport News (Va.) High School.
1966 Wins 100th game. Coaches Davidson to Sweet 16 of NCAA tournament.
1968 Guides Davidson to East Region final.
1969 Leads Davidson to No. 5 ranking and second straight East Region final.
1969 Named Maryland's coach. Proclaims Maryland will be the "UCLA of the East."
1971 Terps stun No.2 South Carolina thanks to Driesell's slowdown offense.
1972 Maryland finishes 27-5 season with NIT title.
1973 Coaches Terps to East Region final.
1974 Maryland goes 23-5, losing only to teams ranked in top 4.
1975 Guides Terps to share of ACC regular-season title, then to Midwest Region final.
1980 Wins 400th game and ACC regular-season championship.
1984 Leads Terps to first ACC tournament title in 26 years.
1985 Wins 500th game.
1986 Forced out at Maryland in wake of Len Bias' cocaine induced death.
1988 Named coach at James Madison.
1990 Wins first of five Colonial Athletic Association regular-season titles.
1994 Coaches James Madison to CAA tournament title, earning only NCAA tournament berth.
1997 Named coach at Georgia State at age 65.
2001 Becomes just 10th coach to win 750 games as he leads Georgia State to 29-5 record, second round of NCAA tournament, his 21st postseason appearance (13 NCAAs, 8 NITs).
2003 Retires 10 games into season with career record of 786-394 (.666).
David Elfin

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