​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.

​​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.

​​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.