What they’re saying about former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell’s election to the Hall of Fame

The Baltimore Sun March 31, 2018 What former players, coaches and those who know him are saying about Lefty Driesell’s entering the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Quotes were compiled by the University of Maryland sports department: Brad Davis (Maryland, 1974-77) "This honor is…

No Left Turn

By Joe Posnanski Well, it was sad to see that the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame did not name Lefty Driesell as a finalist this year. It was a little bit more than sad, actually. It baffles the mind. A couple of months ago,…

Under Lefty Driesell’s new banner, Maryland men’s basketball snapped its losing streak

Kyle Stackpole DBK News With the Maryland men's basketball team on its first losing streak in a year, coach Mark Turgeon welcomed someone to Friday's practice who had won at every stop of his 41-year coaching career. Lefty Driesell the ninth winningest coach in Division…

Hoops on the horizon: Banner day for Lefty

Dave Preston WTOP WASHINGTON — Charles Grice Driesell changed men’s college basketball in the D.C. metro area when he left Davidson for Maryland in 1969. Since reaching the ACC Semifinals in 1965, the program had gone from seven to five to four to two conference…

Terps Great Len Elmore Shares His Thoughts On Lefty Driesell

Kyle Ottenheimer Pressbox The Maryland men's basketball program will hang a banner in the Xfinity Center rafters honoring former head coach Lefty Driesell before the team's 4 p.m. game against Ohio State Feb. 11. Former All-American and three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference forward Len Elmore joined…

LOVERRO: Foundation built at Maryland by Lefty Driesell nearly happened elsewhere

By Thom Loverro Washington Times It was a long time coming for Charles “Lefty” Driesell — too long. The 85-year-old, larger-than-life figure who put Maryland basketball on the map when he arrived full of bluster in 1969 was recognized for his ground-breaking tenure as the…

Will Lefty Driesell ever get in the Hall of Fame?

By Joe Posnanski This article originally appeared in Sports Illustrated The Oldsmobile Story When Lefty Driesell was a young coach at Granby (Va.) High School in the mid-1950s, he sold World Book Encyclopedias door to door. He says his wife made him do it. Lefty…