Head Coach, African American — the first African American to hold a head coach’s position at the University of Maryland was Bob Wade, who led the men’s basketball team for three seasons, from 1986-87 through 1988-89.
Health and Human Performance, College of — The college traces its origins to the 1890s Department of Physical Culture, which provided instruction designed to "gradually and scientifically" improve the "physical powers" of each student. In 2006, the college became part of the new School of Public Health. More information about the college's history is available on the College of Health and Human Performance anniversary website.
Health Center — Opened in 1964 under the direction of Dr. Lester M. Dyke. The first female director was Dr. Margaret "Maggie" Bridwell, who held the position from 1975 to 2003, introduced an extensive women's health program and new trends in medical care, such as acupuncture and massage, and emphasized preventive health care through community education.
Heisman Trophy — Two Terps have been among the top 5 vote-getters for college football's most coveted award, the Heisman Trophy. Quarterback Jack Scarbath, who scored the first touchdown in Byrd Stadium, was the runner-up to Oklahoma's Billy Vessels in 1952. One season later, quarterback Bernie Faloney placed fourth in the annual vote, behind Johnny Lattner (Notre Dame), Paul Giel (Minnesota), and Paul Cameron (UCLA). Charlie Wysocki, who set many rushing records for Maryland, was also touted as a Heisman candidate during the 1981 season, but did not place among the top 5. He faced some stiff competition, going up against eventual winner Marcus Allen (Southern California), Hershel Walker (Georgia), Jim McMahon (Brigham Young), Dan Marino (Pittsburgh), and Art Schlichter (Ohio State).
Henson Statue — The University of Maryland dedicated the statue of Jim Henson conversing with Kermit the Frog and the memorial garden which surrounds it, outside the Stamp Student Union, on September 24, 2003. Henson, who graduated from the University of Maryland in 1960, was known the world over for his creation of the Muppets and his work in television with Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. His work in film included six movies starring the Muppets and two fantasy pieces, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. The statue, created by sculpter Jay Hall Carpenter, captures Jim Henson and Kermit in bronze, sitting on a red granite bench, and weighs 450 pounds. It is surrounded by a memorial garden, designed by landscape architect Philip Cho. The entire project cost $217,000 and was funded in part by gifts from the Classes of 1994, 1998, and 1999.
Hermann Trophy — The Hermann Trophy, awarded annually by the Missouri Athletic Club to honor the top male soccer player in the country, is soccer’s equivalent of football’s Heisman Trophy. Patrick Mullins was the first Terrapin – and only seventh player in history – to win the Hermann Trophy in back-to-back years, 2013 and 2014. Mullins was selected by the New England Revolution as the 11th overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. The only other Terp to win the Hermann Trophy is Jason Garey (2005), an All-American and a member of the 2005 NCAA championship team who was drafted to the Columbus Crew as the third overall pick in 2006.
Hoff Theater — Constructed as part of the 1972 renovation of the Stamp Student Union. In 1975, the theatre was named for William Hoff, manager of the union from its opening in 1955 until 1974. The first movie shown at the Hoff was Walt Disney's 1940 animated feature Fantasia.
Homecoming — The first football game designated as "Homecoming" was the November 11, 1923, contest versus Catholic University. This celebration weekend featured a parade and a dance as well as the dedication of the the original Byrd Stadium, located across Route 1 where Fraternity Row now stands. Prior to that time, there was usually a parade of some sort or a pep rally in conjunction with the annual football game versus the Johns Hopkins University and a dance at the end of the season at twhich the football team members were the honored guests.
Honorary Degrees — See the list of honorary degree recipients.