University of North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams will be the guest speaker and lone inductee into the WNC Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 54th WNC Sports Awards Banquet to be held on May 17, 2015 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina.
“Western North Carolina is my home. It always has been and always will be,” said Williams. “I am thrilled to be inducted into the Western North Carolina Hall of Fame and I hope all the people there who molded me as a youngster are proud as well.”
In addition to honoring Williams, the banquet recognizes and honors more than 75 high-school athletes for sports and academic achievements. The event is conducted by the Mountain Amateur Athletic Club and is presided over by Clear Channel Radio’s Brian Hall, which has been recognizing WNC’s top athletes and teams since 1957.
Roy Williams has won two NCAA National Championships with the Tar Heels in 2005 and 2009 and has compiled a 321-93 record in 12 seasons in Chapel Hill. In 2006 Williams was honored with induction into the College Basketball Hall of Fame, and followed that up with induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
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