For the better part of this century, Roy Williams has been one of the best head coaches in college basketball. After all of his hard work, the North Carolina Tar Heels are set to reward him in a big way.
The university will hold a reunion of lettermen to honor Williams and his accomplishments at Chapel Hill. It will be part of a weekend of ceremonies headlined by the unveiling of the Roy Williams Court in the Dean Smith Center.
A private dedication for family, friends and lettermen to attend will be held on Friday evening, while the public unveiling will happen during Late Night with Roy on Oct. 12.
In 15 years as the head coach of the Tar Heels, Williams has a record of 424-126. He's also won 11 total conference titles, posted six Final Four appearances and earned three national titles, to go along with two ACC Coach of the Year awards and an AP Coach of the Year award.
It's a well-deserved honor for one of the best coaches in the game. Expectations are always high when it comes to North Carolina basketball, even when you play in a highly competitive conference like the ACC and have one of the better programs in the country in Duke just 12 miles away.
Since Roy Williams became head coach we have more championships (3-2), more Final Fours (5-3), more regional finals appearances(8-5), & more outright ACC titles (7-2) than that team down the road. Don’t let ESPN have y’all believe anything different.— Koyomi Araragi (@TruthKills89) August 15, 2018
Williams has met those expectations and them some. From the NBA players produced to the conference titles and national titles won, he has had a career at UNC only Dean Smith could even dream of.
Congratulations to Roy Williams on the honor and may he continue his success going forward.