Roy Williams

Basketball Player and Coach
Born Aug 1, 1950

Roy Williams is an American basketball coach, currently the head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of North Carolina. After averaging nearly an 80% win percentage in 15 seasons at the University of Kansas, he became the eighteenth head coach at North Carolina when he replaced Matt Doherty in 2003. He is second all-time for most wins at Kansas behind Phog Allen and at North Carolina behind his mentor Dean Smith.… Read More

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1950 Birth Born on August 1, 1950.


1968 17 Years Old In basketball, playing for Coach Buddy Baldwin, he was named all-county and all-conference for two years (1967 and 1968), all-western North Carolina in 1968 and served as captain in the North Carolina Blue-White All-Star Game. … Read More


1973 22 Years Old Williams' first coaching job was in 1973 as a high school basketball and golf coach at Charles D. Owen High School in Black Mountain, N.C. He coached basketball and boys' golf for five years, ninth-grade football for four years, and served as athletic director for two years. … Read More


1982 31 Years Old During his tenure as assistant coach, North Carolina went 275–61 and won the NCAA national championship in 1982, the first for Smith and second for North Carolina. … Read More
1988 37 Years Old He was hired just months after the Danny Manning-led Jayhawks won the 1988 NCAA championship. … Read More


1991 40 Years Old Under Williams, the team had several deep runs in the NCAA Tournament, making it to four Final Fours and appearing in the national championship game in both 1991 and 2003, losing both, to Duke and Syracuse respectively. … Read More
1997 46 Years Old In seven years of Big 12 Conference play, his teams went 94–18, capturing the regular-season title in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2003 and the postseason tournament crown in 1997, 1998 and 1999. … Read More


2003 52 Years Old Williams took the 2003 Kansas team to the NCAA championship game against Syracuse. … Read More
2005 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In Williams' second year, the Tar Heels returned to national prominence. With the arrival of freshman Marvin Williams, Williams led North Carolina to a National Championship in 2005—his first as a head coach.
2006 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Williams quickly reloaded the team with top talent, bringing in recruits like Brandan Wright, Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington and Deon Thompson. The 2006–07 team tied as ACC regular season champions, earning the tiebreak over the Virginia Cavaliers. … Read More
2008 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Williams led the Tar Heels to a school-record 36 wins, the #1 overall ranking in the final AP poll, a #1 seed in the East Region of the tournament, the tournament's overall #1 seed, and the 2008 Final Four. … Read More
2009 58 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He again led the Tar Heels to a National Championship on April 6, 2009 against the Michigan State Spartans (see 2009 NCAA championship game). … Read More
2010 59 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Tar Heels made it all the way to the NIT Championship game which was played on April 1, 2010 at Madison Square Garden versus Dayton.


2011 - 2012 2 More Events
2013 62 Years Old The 2013–14 season for the Tar Heels ended with a round of 32 loss to Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament after narrowly slipping past Providence in the opening round. … Read More
2014 63 Years Old The 2014–15 season for the Tar Heels was supposed to be a success. … Read More
2015 64 Years Old During the 2015-16 season, Williams guided the Tar Heels to its fourth Final Four of his tenure, as well as winning the regular season and ACC Tournament titles. … Read More
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