Good news, Tar Heels fans: Roy Williams is staying in Chapel Hill for the foreseeable future. As if that was even a question.
The legendary coach, who's been at the helm of the storied UNC men's basketball program since 2003, has been given an eight-year contract extension, which will take him through his age 76 season.
#UNC Basketball just announced an eight-year contract extension for head coach Roy Williams.— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) December 19, 2018
Williams legacy has got to be up there with the all time greats. This is his 31st year as a head coach, having previously spent 15 years with the Kansas Jayhawks from 1988-2003. He's got 850 career wins, good for 15th all time, and he's still climbing.
He has 850 wins and 3 national titles, and Roy Williams still might be underrated. https://t.co/0OgQl1rgOs— John Clay (@johnclayiv) December 19, 2018
Williams has overseen three national title winners in Chapel Hill: 2005 (led by Sean May and Raymond Felton), 2009 (led by the inimitable Tyler "Psycho-T" Hansbrough), and most recently in 2017, when they avenged their buzzer-beating loss to Villanova the year before.
Williams' consistency is part of what makes him an all time great--and now Heels fans will be able to enjoy that great for another eight years.