|College:||University of Maryland, 2002|
University of the District of Columbia Director of Athletics Patricia A. Thomas announced the appointment of former University of Maryland standout Terrell M. Stokes as assistant coach of the UDC men's basketball team in September, 2009.
Upon Stokes' hiring, head coach Jeff Ruland said, "I am very fortunate to have Coach Stokes on my staff. He was highly-recommended, and I've known him for several years. He is doing a terrific job of assisting me in re-building this program. He has been a God send."
Stokes was instrumental in bringing Division I transfer Brandon Herbert from Binghamton University to UDC. Herbert, along with Virginia Tech transfer Nigel Munson, helps to form one of the most prolific scoring backcourts in the nation. Herbert (19.8 ppg) is the 9th leading returning scorer in the country, and Munson (18.4 ppg) is the 22nd leading returning scorer in the country, giving the Firebirds two of the top-25 returning scorers in the nation. Herbert was the leading scorer for UDC in the 2010-2011 season, and is an exceptional shooter and scorer. A local Washington, DC product out of Dematha HS, Munson is widely considered the top point guard in the country, and his leadership and ability to distribute the ball (6.7 apg) will be paramount for the Firebirds success.
Stokes helped the team add five new additions to the team, including three Division I transfers, one Division II transfer, and one Junior College All-American. Austin Cooley (Niagara University), Ralph Watts (U Albany), Michael Terry (Boston University), D'Angelo Johnson (Virginia State), and Quasim Jones (Johnson County Community College) have the Firebirds poised to make another run at the school's second NCAA Division II National Championship.
Before coming to UDC, Stokes served four years as assistant men's basketball coach at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland where he helped the team to its first consecutive winning seasons in school history. Prior to his Loyola stint, Stokes served as an assistant men's basketball coach at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
His other coaching experiences include service as an instructor for the Montgomery Sports Association, Montgomery County, Maryland; head coach for the Montgomery Recreation League and individual instructor for the One-on-One Basketball program in Maryland and Virginia.
Stokes is a 2002 graduate of the University of Maryland, where he was a three-year starting point guard under head coach Gary Williams, leading the Terrapins to two Sweet Sixteen Tournament appearances. While at Maryland, he was named All-ACC, team captain, and currently holds the school record for assists in one game (15). Coach Stokes is also a graduate of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.