Chrismckradio 12:21 pm
North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams retiring after 33-years as head coach in the NCAA, "Kansas, UNC"
Breaking news to Chrismckradio, Hall of Fame head coach Roy Williams is retiring after 33-years as head coach in the NCAA's. University of North Carolina announced the news today, according to reports.
Williams, 70, also has a 48-year coaching career that started in 1973. He began as an assistant coach to the late Hall of Fame head coach Dean Smith at UNC in 1978. Williams went on and spent 18-years as the Tar Heels coach, guiding them to 3 National titles, (2005, 2009, and 2017). Before his stint at UNC, he coached the Kansas Jayhawks for 15 seasons, coaching them to four Final Four appearances.
UNC lost in the first round to Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament this past season, marking the 1st time ever in Williams coaching career to had lost in the 1st round in 30 tournament appearances.
Williams ranks in fourth place in all-time Division 1 coaches in wins with a 903-264 record, (.774 winning percentage). He also is the only head coach in NCAA history to coach his two teams with 400 wins.
Williams also coached his Tar Heels to nine ACC regular season titles, three conference titles. With the Jay Hawks he coached them to seven league tournament titles.
Since becoming head coach of the Tar Heels, 21 players who played for Williams, were drafted in the first rounds of the NBA draft.