Roy Williams, who led the University of North Carolina to three NCAA championships, is retiring head coach after 33 seasons and 903 wins as college basketball
The 2007 Naismith Hall of Fame candidate will speak to the media at a press conference on Roy Williams Court at Dean E Smith Center today (Thursday, Jan. April) at 4 p.m.

Williams, a 1972 UNC graduate, just finished his 18th birthday Season as head coach at his alma mater.In addition to the NCAA titles in 2005, 2009 and 2017, he led the tar heels to a record of 485 to 163, two more final fours, nine ACC championships in the regular season and three ACC – Tournament crowns

ROY WILLIAMS ‘CAREER HIGHLIGHTS • 48 seasons as basketball coach, including 33 seasons as college head coach (18 at UNC, 15 in Kansas), 10 as assistant coach at UNC and five as head coach at Owen High School in Schwarzer Berg, NC. • Induced into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007 • Third all-time in Division I head coach wins with 903 • Achieved 900 wins in fewer games (1161) and playing times (33) than any coach in NCAA history • 903 wins in 33 seasons is 100 more than any other coach in NCAA history (803 by Mike Krzyzewski, 802 by Dean Smith) • Second winning coach in UNC history and third in Kansas history • Only coach in history with 400 wins in two schools highest win percentage (774) in NCAA history • Led UNC to three NCAA championships (2005, 2009, 2017) • Third to get teams to NCAA tournament at least 30 times • Consensus National Coach of the Decade (2000-09) • Led UNC and Kansas to nine final fours, fourth highest ever • Runner-up in NCAA tournament wins (79), second in No. 1 seed (13), second in games (105), third in NCAA tournament win percentage (745) and finished Fourth in NCAA championships • NCAA record eight wins against Associated Press No. Ranked Teams • Second in NCAA history in 30-winning seasons (12) and fourth in 20-winning seasons (29) • Tie for fifth time ever with 18 conference championships in the regular season • Third all-time in ACC regular season wins (212) • Third-largest ACC road wins (93) and fourth-highest ACC road wins of all time (604) • Second most wins (208) in first 300 ACC regular season games • 32 NBA draft picks the first round (22 at UNC, 10 at Kansas) • 52 former players in the NBA • Four national players of the year, six ACC Scholar-Athlete of the year, 10 All-Americas of the first consensus team, 17 All-Americas of the first team and three Bob Cousy Award winners • Coach only who coaches two academic All-Americas of the year (Jacque Vaughn in Kansas, Tyler Zeller at UNC)

THE WILLIAMS RECORDOverall: 903-264, 33 seasons (774) UNC record: 485-163, 18 seasons (748) NCAA championships (3): 2005, 2009, 2017 UNCFinal Fours (9): 1991, 1993, 2002, 2003 in Kansas; 2005, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017 at UNCNCAA tournament: 79-27 (745) NCAA tournament at UNC: 45-13 (776) NCAA final: 3-3NCAA final at UNC: 3-1National Championship Games ( 6): 1991, 2003 in Kansas; 2005, 2009, 2016, 2017 at UNCNational Semifinals: 6-3National Semifinals at UNC: 4-1NCAA Elite 8s (13): 1991, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003 in Kansas; 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017 at UNCNCAA Elite 8: 9-4 (5-3 at UNC) NCAA Sweet 16s (19): 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001 In 2002 and 2003 in Kansas; 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 at UNCNCAA Sweet 16: 13-6 (8-2 at UNC) NCAA 2 Round: 19-10 (10-5 at UNC) NCAA 1st Round: 29-1 (15-1 at UNC)

Regular Conference Season Title (18): 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003 in Kansas; 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2019 at UNCACC Regular-Season: 212-94 (693) ACC Home: 119-33 (783) ACC Road: 93-61 (604) ACC tournament : 29-15 (659) ACC tournament title (3): 2007, 2008, 2016 Conference tournament title (7): 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999 in Kansas; 2007, 2008, 2016 at UNCConference tournaments (ACC and Big 8/12): 52-25

After 33 years as Head Coach of the Hall of Fame, our beloved Tar Heel Roy Williams announces his retirement

Thank you for all you did and meant to everyone who play and love our game

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