Roy Williams (Roy Williams) announced on Thursday that he has retired. He has served as college basketball head coach for 33 years and led North Carolina to three NCAA championships.
70-year-old Williams (Williams), after 48 years of coaching work, will hold a press conference on the court at 4pm Eastern Time on Thursday, and will be named after him.
Williams spent 18 seasons at UNC, leading the Tar Heels to the national championship in 2005, 2009 and 2017 with a score of 485-163. He also coached the Kansas Jayhawks for 15 seasons, led them to four final four appearances, and then left his ranks. alma mater.
UNC lost to Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in his last game. This was Williams̵
After 33 years as the head coach of the Hall of Fame, our beloved Tar Heel Roy Williams announced his retirement.
Thank you for everything you have done, and thank all those who play and love our game.
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— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) April 1, 2021
He ranked fourth among our coaches with a 903-264 record (.774 win rate) and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. He is the only coach in NCAA history to receive this honor and has won 400 games at two different schools.
In Kansas, Williams led Jayhawks to nine regular-season titles and two national championship games.
After five years of teaching at Charles D. Owen High School in Swannano, North Carolina, Williams was mentored by Dean Smith, North Carolina Next began his college career. After 10 seasons on the UNC bench, Williams left Kansas in 1988 to replace Larry Brown.
In 15 seasons with the Jayhawks team, Williams won nine regular-season conference championships and participated in 14 NCAA tournaments-finalists in the semi-finals, four-time semifinals, and two national championships.
After losing in the 2003 National Championship, Williams decided to return to Chapel Hill.
This is not Williams’ first impression of working on tar high heels. After Bill Guthridge retired, he took over at UNC in 2000. However, two years after replacing Matt Doherty, Williams broke into the first of five top four places with Tar Heels and won his first national championship.
In addition to the two seasons there, he continued to lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA tournament. North Carolina has won nine regular season ACC championships and three conference championships under the leadership of Williams. In addition to winning three national championships, Williams also led UNC to participate in two other semi-finals.
ESPN’s Jeff Borzello and The Associated Press contributed to this report.