A native of Collingswood, N.J., Williams played three seasons at Maryland (1964-67) as a point guard for Coach Bud Millikan and was named team captain in his senior season of 1967.
He graduated in 1968 with a degree in Marketing and spent three seasons as a high school coach before beginning his college coaching career as an assistant at Lafayette (1972-73) and Boston College (1973-78).
He then served as a head coach at American University (1978-82), Boston College (1982-86) and Ohio State (1986-89) before taking over at Maryland.
He has an overall coaching record of 668-380 (.637) for 33 seasons and ranks 34th on the NCAA’s all-time wins list.
In all, he led his teams to 17 NCAA Tournament appearances and 8 trips to the NIT.
He finished his career ranked 3rd among all ACC coaches in total wins and ACC victories trailing only Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and North Carolina’s Dean Smith.
He retired from Maryland after the 2011 season and currently lives in Bethesda, Md.
Wittman (1964-67), as a sophomore, played on the 1964-65 Miami team which established a then-NCAA record scoring average of 98.4 points per game.
Playing for legendary Miami head coach Bruce Hale and teaming with All-America Rick Barry, that Miami team topped the 100-point mark 10 times that year including tallying a school-record 148 points against Rollins College.
A year later, Wittman, with Barry playing in the NBA, took over the leadership of the team, averaging 21.8 points a contest as a junior and 22.3 points per game as a senior, and being named team MVP both years.
In his senior season of 1966-67, he shot 80 percent from the foul line and 48 percent from the field. In his three seasons at UM, Wittman helped the Hurricanes compile a 52-26 record.
He still ranks 15th in career scoring with 1,319 career points and he has recorded two of the top 11 scoring seasons in school history with 567 points as a junior in 1966 and 585 points in 1967.
His career field goal percentage of .473 still ranks 10th-best in Miami history and his 335 career free throws ranks 8th.
He ranks 6th all-time for the “U” with 33 games of 20 or more points, including four 30-point contests.
He saved his best performance for last, leading the Hurricanes to a win over arch-rival FSU with a 20-point and 20-rebound effort in his final collegiate game.
A fifth-round draft choice by the St. Louis Hawks in the 1967 NBA Draft, he opted instead to play for the Phillips 66ers and Akron Wingfoots in the National Industrial Basketball League, where he was first-team All-League in 1968.
Wittman retired from basketball and spent the next 40 years broadcasting TV sports.
He is recognized as the “father of aerial sports broadcasting with Goodyear” and has covered over 2,500 live sports events from the Goodyear blimp, including six Olympics, 30 World Series, 26 Super Bowls and dozens of college football games, including three of Miami’s national championship games.
As Director of Aerial Sports Broadcasting, he introduced the first gyro-stabilized camera. He currently lives in St. Joseph, Michigan.
O’Koren (1977-80), one of the most versatile players in Tar Heel history, was the centerpiece of Dean Smith-coached North Carolina teams that captured ACC Championships in 1977 and 1979 and earned NCAA Tournament berths in each of his four varsity seasons, including a Final Four berth and NCAA Championship Game appearance in 1977.
During his four seasons in Chapel Hill, he helped lead the Tar Heels to a 94-29 record.
He is still the only UNC player to have recorded at least 1,500 points (1,765), 800 rebounds (815) and 300 assists (348) in his career.
He also had 183 steals and shot 57.2 percent from the field for his career. O’Koren was a three-time first-team All-America for the Tar Heels after the 1978, 1979 and 1980 seasons.
He earned first-team All-ACC honors in 1978 and 1980 and was named first-team All-ACC Tournament in 1977 and 1979.
At his best in the big games, O’Koren had 18 points and 11 rebounds, scoring UNC’s final 10 points in a 71-63 win over Duke in the 1979 ACC Championship game.