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Coach Millikan (1950-51 to 1966-67)

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Coach Millikan (1950-51 to 1966-67)

Help Save Coach Millikan Era Basketball History Today! 

Herman “Bud” Millikan arrived at the University of Maryland in the spring of 1950 after successfully coaching high school basketball in Iowa and soon became known for his signature huddles, having his players lay on the floor during time-outs so they could hear him more clearly. He oversaw the transition from the Southern Conference to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and was responsible for coaching the Terps to their first ACC title and an  NCAA Elite 8 appearance in 1958.

Between 1950 and 1967, with a record of 243 wins and 182 losses, Bud Millikan coached an impressive list of “Millikanmen” including the 1953 and 1954 All-American, Gene Shue, the first African American basketball player in the ACC, Billy Jones, Jay McMillen, Al Bunge, Bob Everett, Pete Johnson, future Terrapin basketball assistant coach Joe Harrington and head coaches Frank Fellows and Gary Williams.

Your gift makes a difference!

It takes $162 to digitize one film reel and $60 to digitize one videotape, and Coach Millikan’s legacy is recorded on 90 reels of film and 3 videotapes of game footage. When including the additional cost of preserving and accessing this era of UMD basketball history, our goal is $17,200! Make a gift today, and help us save this important part of university history! Every dollar counts!


Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents.  Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.


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Tip Off

Start us off right! $10 will digitize 2 minutes of film, or nearly 6 minutes of video.


Buzzer Beater

$30 will digitize half a game on video, or nearly 4 minutes of game time on film.


Free Throw

Take the shot! $60 will help us digitize an entire game on videotape, or 8 minutes of film.


Three Pointer

Your $175 gift will help us digitize all 3 videotapes of the Millikan era, or half a game on film.



A gift of $350 will digitize an entire game on film (that's two reels!) or 5 1/2 games on videotape!


Half Court

Be our half court hero! $500 will help us digitize eight games on videotape, or a game and a half of film.


Slam Dunk!

A $1000 gift will help us digitize nearly 17 games on videotape or 3 games on film!

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