Coach Roy Williams Speaker Profile
Coach Roy Williams Biography
Coach Roy Williams was born August 1, 1950 and is head coachof the men's basketball team at the University of North Carolina. Afteraveraging nearly an 80% win percentage in 15 seasons at the University ofKansas, he became the eighteenth head coach at North Carolina when he replacedMatt Doherty in 2003. He is second all-time for most wins at Kansas behind PhogAllen and at North Carolina behind his mentor Dean Smith. Additionally, he isthird all-time in the NCAA for winning percentage. Williams has taken his teamsto seven Final Fours in his careers at Kansas and North Carolina (fourthall-time in NCAA history). From 1990-2009, Williams led his teams at Kansas andNorth Carolina to 20 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (second all-time)and earned at least one victory in each appearance, achieving the all-timerecord for most consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances with a win. Thesestreaks both ended in the 20092010 season as UNC failed to receive a bid tothe NCAA Tournament. Williams is the second-winningest active coach bypercentage among coaches with at least 10 years experience, amassing a careerwin percentage of .798 with a career record of 614155. He earned his 400th winin January 2003, when Kansas beat the University of Wyoming. Coach Williams wonhis 500th career game against High Point University on December 9, 2006 inChapel Hill. On November 29, 2009, Williams earned his 600th career victory bydefeating the University of Nevada. Williams became only the 33rd coach inDivision I Men's Basketball history, as well as the third-fastest, to achieveat least 600 career wins. On April 4, 2005, Williams shed his title asthe most successful coach to never have won an NCAA ring as his TarHeels defeated the University of Illinois in the 2005 NCAA Championship game.He would again lead them to victory 4 years later, defeating the Michigan StateSpartans in the 2009 NCAA Championship game on April 6, 2009. Williams is thefourth active coach, and thirteenth overall, to win multiple NationalChampionships. In 2007, Williams was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Posted on 4 May 2015 | 6:54 pm
Legendary University of North Carolina Coach Roy Williams will be speaking at the 2015 Gaston County Sports Hall of Fame which is taking place on June 22 at the Gastonia Conference Center. Ticket information will be announced at a later time. This is bound to be a exciting and entertaining event, as several winning coaches before Read More
Posted on 27 January 2015 | 10:59 pm
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 Read More
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