Famous Coach Roy Williams Retires After 33 Years
On Thursday April 2, Roy Williams announced his retirement from men’s college basketball. Williams coached for 33 years, spending 15 years with the Kansas Jayhawks and then 19 years with the North Carolina Tarheels. In Williams’ coaching career he managed an astounding 903 wins. He went to nine final fours and three national championships.
After a very difficult year and first round bounce in the bracket Williams announced it was time to call it quits. North Carolina has been a powerhouse in college basketball for years and lots of credit goes to Williams. Not only is he a good coach, but he is also a great leader and helped build the character of his young players. North Carolina is also one of the blue blood schools which consist of Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and North Carolina. These programs feed off talented freshmen. Williams also played a large role in recruiting these young high school seniors due to his respect for the sport. Williams is one of the most established coaches in college basketball and will go down as one of the greatest coaches in all of sports history.