| Wins against Kentucky - 1 | Losses against Kentucky - 3 |
Alma Mater: Oklahoma A&M 
Hometown: Maryville, MO
Date Born: October 12, 1920
Date Died: January 28, 2010
Overall Record: 242-181 [17 Seasons]
|12/15/1958||Maryland at Kentucky||W||58 - 56 OT||-|
|12/9/1957||Kentucky at Maryland||L||62 - 71||-|
|12/15/1956||Maryland at Kentucky||W||76 - 55||-|
|12/15/1955||Kentucky at Maryland||W||62 - 61||-|
Obituary - Baltimore Sun (January 29, 2010)
Former Terps Basketball Coach Was 'a fine teacher'
by Jeff Barker
COLLEGE PARK - Bud Millikan, the former University of Maryland men's basketball coach whose players included current Terps head coach Gary Williams and assistant coach Joe Harrington, has died, the school said Thursday. He was 89.
Millikan, who had retired to the Stone Mountain, Ga., area, coached Maryland from 1950 to 1967, compiling a 243-182 (.572) record. He was a disciplinarian who taught an aggressive man-to-man defense of the sort that Williams favors today.
"Bud was a perfectionist," Williams said in an interview Thursday night. "He believed the game should be played a certain way. Bud had played for [the late Oklahoma State coach] Hank Iba, who gets credit for team man-to-man defense and offside help. If you wanted to be a coach, he was a great person to play for."
Other Millikan players who became coaches include Billy Jones (UMBC), Terry Traux (Towson State), Billy Franklin (Bowie High), and Harrington (Hofstra, George Mason, Long Beach State, Colorado), now a Williams assistant.
"I think one of the reasons Gary has been so successful was Coach Millikan," Harrington said. "The offense Gary and I ran under Coach Millikan is the same offense we run at Maryland. He learned it from Coach Millikan."
The "flex" offense features post players and screens, and works best when players can play interchangeable positions.
Williams was a point guard for Millikan from 1964 to 1967.
Harrington said of Millikan: "He would have loved coaching a guy like [Terrapins guard] Greivis Vasquez. He liked that tough-nosed, man-to-man defense."
The Terps advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight and won the Atlantic Coast Conference title under Millikan in 1958.
"He was a fine teacher. That was his forte," said Frank Fellows, who succeeded Millikan as Maryland coach.
Millikan is survived by his wife, Maxine, according to Williams. He also has a son and daughter. The school did not provide other details. Members of Millikan's family could not be reached.
Obituary - Atlanta Constitution (January 31, 2010)
H.A. "Bud" Millikan
H.A. "Bud" Millikan, 89, of Roswell, GA passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2010.
He was graduated from Oklahoma St. University with academic honors and as president of the student body and captain of the baseball and basketball teams.
His love for basketball started with an elementary school club, the Rangers, and it blossomed with the same club members in an undefeated season winning the high school state championship in 1938. Under the tutelage of Coach Henry Iba, he was basketball All America, Helms Foundation and listed in Who's Who of America.
Bud began his basketball coaching career as assistant for Coach Iba's National Championship team in 1944. After a successful high school coaching tenure he was hired as head basketball coach and assistant athletic director for the University of Maryland. He had the courage to challenge racial inequality by introducing the first black player into the Atlantic Coast Conference.
At the time of his retirement, Coach Millikan was the only ACC basketball coach to have all his seniors graduate. He took great joy in the success his player went on to achieve in their lives in applying the principles and dedication and hard work they learned from basketball. Throughout the years he has remained close with many of his players. Bud's 17 year tenure is recognized as the beginning of Maryland's rise as a basketball power and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988.
After his retirement, he delighted in volunteering with Marist High School's basketball program, where his grandson, Seth, played on the team.
Bud is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 66 years, Maxine. He also leaves two children, Marshal Millikan and Marla Chambless; their spouses, Joy and Mike; six grandchildren, Natalie Cano, Nathan and his spouse Michele and Josh Millikan, and Seth and his spouse, Melissa Zach and Nick Chambless; and five great-grandchildren, Sophia, Josh and Iban Cano, and Stella and Mills Chambless.
As a husband, father, grandfather, coach and friend,, Bud Millikan excelled and will be sorely missed.
A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, February 1, 2010, at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Rd., Roswell, GA. The family will receive friends and loved ones at 12:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
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