Maryland is one of only four institutions in history to have won NCAA championships in both Men’s and Women’s Basketball. With such success, Maryland stands as the only Big Ten school without a dedicated basketball practice facility for both its men’s and women’s teams. Per the University of Maryland, “It is our vision that with the new Barry P. Gossett Basketball Performance Center, the university will continue its ascent in the Big Ten Conference and provide our teams with the infrastructure they need to continue striving for championships. This new center will help provide a transformative experience for our student-athletes, giving them an unmatched opportunity to become top collegiate basketball players.” Video available below.
“The new Barry P. Gossett Basketball Performance Center is a gamechanger for us with Terrapin basketball. Maryland is leading the charge with the newest, state-of-the-art facilities in the country. I can’t wait until we put that shovel in the ground. Thank you to Mr. Gossett for all of his support of Maryland Athletics.” said Maryland men’s basketball coach Kevin Willard. “This training facility will keep both our basketball programs ahead of the curve and at the top of their games. We always strive to be the best and this facility will represent that. In my 17 years at Maryland, the support we’ve received is incredible and I know our fans will love seeing our programs work out of the best facility in the country.” said Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese.
The new Barry P. Gossett Basketball Performance Center will be a catalyst for positive growth of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs at the University of Maryland. Located adjacent to the XFINITY Center, the new Barry P. Gossett Basketball Performance Center will offer new and exciting amenities to the student-athletes, coaches and friends of Maryland Basketball while creating a new landmark on the northern edge of the University of Maryland campus.
Adding much needed practice and programming space will alleviate the scheduling challenges that currently occur on the XFINITY and Pavilion courts. With the new center in place, coaches will have more flexibility to schedule practice sessions earlier in the day, giving student-athletes more time for their studies and extracurricular activities.
This dedicated space will include an expanded strength and conditioning center that is specifically tailored to the needs of basketball student-athletes as well as state-of-the-art meeting rooms for our dedicated coaches. These amenities will give our basketball program a competitive edge in recruiting efforts and help attract the nation’s top talent while positioning Maryland as a top-tier program. Our recruits will step inside a facility dedicated to their success and leave knowing they have the opportunity to be a part of a stellar intercollegiate athletic program.
- First Floor: Player amenities level with practice courts and locker area
- Second Floor: Coaches offices & administration areas
- Centrally located
- Shared weight & training area
- State-of-the-art equipment
- One practice court
- Locker rooms for men’s and women’s student-athletes with spacious lounges – adjacent to fuel-up zones, with all-new technologies
- Expansive lobby area highlighting the illustrious past of Maryland Basketball
- Private offices and locker rooms for coaches and training staff, including elevated coaches observation balcony
- Direct access to the XFINITY Center for student-athletes and coaches
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