Williams aide tied to violations exits

November 29, 1990|By Milton Kent

A damper was placed on Maryland's win over Southern Cal last night with the announcement that part-time coach Adam Preyer had left the team to pursue other interests.

Preyer, who previously had coached at Millersville University, was said to have run illegal preseason practices last year. Witnesses testified about those practices to the NCAA as part of a probe into alleged violations.

Coach Gary Williams has admitted he watched some preseason pick-up games, but has denied any illegal practices took place.

On the subject of Preyer's departure, Williams said, "A lot of stuff happened last year that made it difficult for people to work here. He's going to be very successful in the future."

Athletic director Andy Geiger said Preyer's resignation was related to the flap concerning the practice/pick-up issue, but said he had not been forced to leave.

"Adam thought that after all that we've been through, he wanted to pursue other interests," said Geiger.

Another Williams assistant, Roger McCready, resigned before the season began.

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